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. 79, No. 3, November/December

An Interview with Cayce Scarborough
What were the most significant changes in public school education in agriculture during your career?The most significant event that occurred during my career was that we were too slow to change the focus of vocational agriculture in response to the socio-cultural...
Can You Perform?
You can read, read, and read some more and not experience anything! As National FFA President Travis Jett said in the February 2006 issue of FFA New Horizons, "I have found I can only read about a topic so much before I need to try it." He is talking...
Change and Continuity
It was the summer of 1963. I had just completed college preparation to be an agriculture teacher. I had landed a good teaching position at a high school that met my criteria-being close to my hometown and not too far from the wonderful young woman who...
Evolution of Policy for Public School Agricultural Education
National, state, and local policies determine the purposes and characteristics of instruction in and about agriculture in public schools. What does reflection on my experience and study suggest about the evolution of policy regarding agricultural education...
Maintaining Core Values - Keeping Programs Up-to-Date
How should lessons from the past drive our profession today?Strong local programs of agricultural education share many common characteristics that distinguish and sustain them even though the environment, local support, and the student base changes....
Musings from the Sheepfold
Observations of ChangeHaving returned to a community where 50 years ago I first taught vocational agriculture, I have a lot of opportunities to observe change. The thriving town is now but a shell of its former self, with most of the retail establishments...
Perspectives on the Past and the Future!
Paul Day, MinnesotaSignificant changes in the governance and curriculum of vocational education occurred through amendments to the Smith-Hughes Act by Vocational Education Acts in 1963 and 1968. One reason there was little enthusiasm for change in some...
Reflections and the Future
ReflectionsAs I sit down to write this final editorial which will end my term as Editor of The Agricultural Education Magazine, I must stop and reflect on what I have learned over the past three years, not only about myself, but also about the profession...
Reflections and the Future of Agricultural Education
As retirees get together, you often hear the statement, "Agricultural Education isn't what it used to be." I concur, but that doesn't mean it is wrong. In fact more often it is better than it used to be. We must go through a transition from what it used...
Some Reflections - Some Suggestions
Some ReflectionsBecoming a vocational agriculture teacher in Colorado many years ago was not my first choice; but it certainly turned out to be my best choice. Throughout my 34 years as an agricultural educator at the high school and university levels,...
The Agricultural Education Magazine - 2007 Themes
The focus of The Magazine is to be "hands-on," practical approach journal. Articles should share specific steps one can take to make teaching and learning in and about agriculture more efficient, enjoyable, and effective. The best articles for The Magazine...
The Changing View
What the agricultural industry was, is now, and will become shapes all of our thoughts about agricultural education. As the agricultural industry changes, agricultural education programs at both public schools and higher education levels change to prepare...

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