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. 74, No. 4, January/February

An Inexpensive Cyber Tool for Your Toolbox
I need a bigger toolbox. Not a box that goes in my garage under the workbench, but in my classroom. I found another teaching tool to add to my arsenal to aid me in my war against ignorance and agriculture-- illiteracy. Plus it saves me TIME!! Historically,...
A Planning Structure for Active Learning
THEME ARTICLE Throughout the history of agricultural education, our teaching philosophy has been consistent. Students learn best by doing. We subscribe to hands-on learning and other active learning approaches as a means to involve students in the learning...
Developing Success through Innovation
THEME ARTICLE "The only thing that remains constant is change." Agricultural Education is no exception! Through its extensive history, the curriculum has changed to meet the needs of the agriculture industry and interests of students. Innovation was...
Getting It All under One Roof: A 'One-Stop-Shop' Curriculum Resource
"Technology is changing and reshaping the world of public school education" (Fu & Ouyang, 1996, p. 3645), including agricultural education. Murphy and Terry (1998) concluded that computer-based technologies-electronic communication, information,...
Innovative Service Learning Ideas
Below are just a few innovative ideas to jump start your AgriScience curriculum and learning through service. Planting a Garden for a Food Pantry - Plant your own class or school garden in a designated plot on the school grounds. Children of all ages...
Missouri Summer Technical Institutes: Professional Development for Teachers
Agricultural technology is always changing and as a result, agricultural curriculum and the knowledge and skills of agriculture teachers can quickly become outdated. Since new information and methods concerning agricultural practices are always on the...
Principles of Forest Management: An Innovative Approach to Agricultural Teacher Education
Equipped with technical skills and knowledge, new teachers are prepared to enter a classroom possessing the ability to lead students through effective learning activities using efficient teaching methods. Students enrolled in the agricultural education...
Questions about the Curriculum: A Baker's Dozen
The curriculum in agricultural education has long been an area that generates considerable discussion and a lot of anxiety. This is especially true for the beginning teacher who consistently asks what should be taught, how much of it should be taught,...
Reining in Distance Education
In today's society, young people are inundated with choices, from food to music. Unfortunately students have limited amounts of time in which to participate in after school activities; and parents have limited resources and time to take them to all their...
Revising Agricultural Education Preservice
THEME ARTICLE In the spring of 2000 the Biology Instruction and Agricultural Education (BIAE) Department at Clemson University recognized that our current curriculum was on life support and needed to be redesigned. We had to make drastic changes in our...
Service Learning as a Vehicle for Innovation
Throughout the 1990s, the use of service learning increased dramatically in both K-12 and higher education. Educators at all levels report that well-designed and implemented service learning activities can help address unmet community needs while simultaneously...
Teaching SAE in an Experiential Way
THEME ARTICLE The problem of making Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) relevant to students in agriculture continues to exist. Throughout my year as a state FFA officer in 1997-- 98, I traveled to different schools throughout Ohio giving workshops...
The Intersection of Curriculum and Technology
THEME ARTICLE September 24, 2001 8:55 PM Dear Dr. MentorHow are things on campus? I am sending you this email in hopes that you can give me some advice on a curriculum issue. The Advisory Committee wants me to teach several adult classes on beef and...
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Agriculture
THEME ARTICLE Since the publication of Understanding Agriculture: New Directions for Education in 1988, there has been a push for more agricultural literacy education at all levels of instruction. In 2000, this same need was again identified by A New...
What's New in Agricultural Education?
THEME EDITOR COMMENTS The theme for this issue is "Innovative Curriculum Ideas and Practices in Agricultural Education." But, what is innovation? Rogers (1983, p. 11 ) defines innovation "as an idea, practice, or object that is perceived as new by an...

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