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. 77, No. 2, September/October

Beginning Agriscience Teacher Standards: Whose? How? Why?
Agriscience teachers are affected by several factors in their preparation for one of the nation's greatest professions. A common factor among most prospective agriscience teachers is the one of standards for licensure or certification. Perceived by many...
Content Standards for Agriculture or Agriculture Content Imbedded within Core Standards
The question is not whether we need or want content standards. The choice has been made for most of us by our respective state legislatures. Standards are a fact of life for most K-12 public educators. Content standards are a set of outcomes for students,...
Educational Standards - A National Perspective
Public education is a State responsibility. Public Education also has a considerable amount of Federal interest. The Federal interest stems from the Federal responsibility to assure and support a civil society, a functioning democracy and a strong economy....
Involving Academic Partners in Establishing Standards in Agricultural Education
In its recommendations to agricultural education, the National Research Council (NRC) provided specific guidelines for improving the relevancy and effectiveness of a revised curriculum (NRC, 1988). Included in their recommendations were the following:*...
Standards and Agricultural Education: It's Not Just Plows, Cows, and Sows Anymore (but It MIGHT Be Physical Science, the Mammary System, and Breeding for Lean Meat)
At the time I was asked to be the theme editor for the Ag Ed Magazine issue on standards, I thought that writing this introductory section would be easy given my interest in and work with standards on many levels. However, what I found is that the topic...
Standards, Better Teaching, and More Accountability
In education, we hear the following four phrases all the time - student achievement, accountability, standards-based instruction, assessment. These words are having a stronger impact on education today than ever before. As educators, on all levels- middle...
Standards in Pre-Service Classes: The New Denominator for Agricultural Teacher Education
Attendees at a December 2003, New Teacher and Administrator Workshop in Kentucky, were divided into two groups: administrators and agricultural teachers with three or less years of experience. Administrators listed the three things most expected of their...
Standards: Why Have Them?
The matter of setting standards for Agricultural Education is certainly quite visible these days, but much of what we hear about it is not very enlightening. The talk is frequently filled with ideological heat, rather than with critical light, and the...
We're Bringing Standards to Life!
We believe that the teacher education curriculum in agricultural education serves as an important framework and process for the development of agricultural education teachers who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of being qualified, competent,...
What Gets Measured, Gets Done!
"What gets measured gets done." This premise for developing standards is at the core of educational improvement. If it is not important enough to measure, then it is not important enough to do. Leaders in the agricultural education program in Georgia...

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