The Agricultural Education Magazine

The Agricultural Education Magazine publishes articles on instruction leadership, supervision, and curriculum development in agricultural education in the United States and other countries.

Articles from Vol. 80, No. 6, May/June

Attacking Sacred Cows or Thoughtful Reflection?
Problem solving is the process of moving toward a goal when the path to that goal is uncertain (Michael Martinez). John Dewey developed a series of steps that are referred to as the problem-solving sequence.Appreciative Inquiry is about the co-evolutionary...
Building the Pipeline - Diversity in Agricultural Education through Junior MANRRS
It's often said that agriculture" is a dying field;" "young people aren't interested;" "it's not a lucrative career;" "it's hard to find good candidates from diverse backgrounds." Have we ever asked ourselves why this is? How can agriculture be a dying...
Congratulations! You Got the Job. Now What?
From time to time we have opportunity to learn from the "Masters." I'm speaking of those individuals who compiled their wisdom over the course of years of successful educational experience. T. D. Fanning is one of those individuals and has agreed to...
Do You Have AI in Your Toolbox?
Teachers are always looking for new and interesting teaching methods to add to our Teaching Tool Box. We have one to suggest: appreciative inquiry. What is appreciative inquiry (AI), you ask? Well, let's begin by breaking the terms down to explain the...
PBL: Less Content More Process
Chances are, you probably had a college professor in your "teaching methods" course who used the toolbox analogy. Remember, each teaching method is a "tool". We often need to "drive in" a point using our lecture hammer. Sometimes, we need to assess the...
PBL vs. AI: Which Is Better., You Ask?
Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest.~Author UnknownI have always been an advocate for teaching students how to think. After all what could be more important in the growth and development of a student? Whether we teach kindergarten...
Problem-Based What? A Case Study on the Learning Outcomes of PBL
The spring semester of the student teaching internship has come to a close and we welcome a new class of professionals into the folds of teaching agriculture. As I reflect on the lessons I have observed over the past years from student teaching interns,...
Quizzical Reflections
As mentioned at the beginning of this issue, I recently had opportunity to hear Dr. Robert Warmbrod reflect on his experience of helping develop the report that later became the infamous "Green Book." In the mid-1980s, the National Research Council began...
Sustainability of SAE Via Horticulture in Urban Agriculture Programs
The decline of Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) has been well documented. Research has identified several factors responsible for this decline including a decrease in extended contracts and elimination of SAE supervision periods (Steele, 1997),...
Teaching with the Four D's of Appreciative Inquiry
As a new agricultural science teacher, I remember feeling that I had been given the distinct opportunity of making a difference, not only in the lives of my students but in the lives of their families and the lives of those that were involved in our...
Turning a Teacher's Aide into an Agricultural Education Teacher
If agricultural education is going to achieve 10,000 quality secondary programs by the year 2015, it will need to recruit and develop many new teachers. These teachers will replace those who will leave the profession and staff the estimated 4,000 new...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.