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. 81, No. 5, March/April

Adding Context to Content: The Memorial Middle School Agricultural Science Center Model
The Memorial Middle School Agricultural Science Center (MMSASC) is a youth science center emphasizing participatory learning and experiential education. A basic premise of the MMSASC mission is to develop a teaching and learning model of excellence for...
Agricultural Service Learning as an SAE: A Model for Community Development
As agricultural education teachers, we try to wear so many different hats that at times community development gets put on the back burner. We find ourselves bogged down with daily routines and often neglect the communities we serve and reside in. Many...
A Link to the Past: The Development of the Integrated Three-Component Model of Agricultural Education
Geometry was my worst subject in high school. I always struggled with parallel lines and perpendicular angles, but I did enjoy learning about various shapes. My favorite shape turned out to be the circle. Continuous, neverending, connected circles.Interesting...
Difference
Our world continues to change, sometimes faster than we can absorb. Technology advances at rates that boggle the mind. According Ray Kurzweil in his paper, The Law of Accelerating Returns (http:// www.kurzweilai.net/articles/ art0134.html?printable=l...
If Not Now, Venn? How Can Agricultural Education's Interpretation of the Venn Diagram Be Used to Improve Community Involvement and Community Development?
For as long as I can remember, Agricultural Education has been using a three-circle drawing to show the relationship between the classroom, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) and the FFA. More than likely, as a secondary student I could have explained,...
Making the News!
What are you doing to meet your community's needs?I think that is a fair question. After all, Agricultural Education has spent almost one hundred years working to meet the needs of students. Students, being part of the community, the community being...
Meeting Agricultural Education Community Needs through Experiential Learning
Career Development Events are a great form of experiential learning - the participants have opportunities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have gained through classroom and lab instruction. At Montana State University, the concept is taken...
Provincial Quality Program Standards for Secondary Agricultural Schools in Western Iran: What We Have Been Doing to Meet Our Community's Needs!
There are 64 secondary agricultural schools in Iran, with an average enrollment of 550 students in each school. Out of these, 8 secondary agriculture schools are located in my hometown, Kermanshah province in the western part of Iran. As a part of a...
Revitalizing Supervised Agricultural Experience to Meet the Needs of a 21st Century Community
In 2002, the National FFA Organization broke another milestone by awarding Karlene Lindow the American Star Farmer, the first female to be given this top honor. This once again proved that Agricultural Education does lead in the changes that are occurring...
Soaring with Your Strengths: Using Learning Style & Personality Type Preferences to Enhance Community Development
You might be asking yourself, "How can learning styles and personality possibly influence community development?" Actually, learning styles and personality can play a significant role in the ability of educators to effectively address community needs....
The Big Picture
The first few years of teaching agriculture are the "survival" years. Many brand new teachers focus on the short-term goals of lesson planning, getting into the rhythm of the school routine and learning the procedures. In those first few years, it is...
The Urgency of Need
In February of this year, the Washington Post reported that almost 600,000 Americans lost their jobs in January. Citing a report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the paper reported that job losses were both large and widespread in all...