Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools / Edition 1

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The Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools, sixth edition is the leading text for college students enrolled in agricultural education programs, and it is now available in its sixth edition. This edition addresses all components of effective middle school and high school agricultural education programs within the context of national educational policies and trends in schooling. Sound philosophical perspectives, research-based practices, and application scenarios are offered throughout. This text emphasizes contemporary approaches for developing and delivering agricultural education programs, with detailed focus on strategies for enhancing learning in the core subjects, experiential learning, laboratory instruction, and problem solving. It is designed as the perfect reference for university students who are preparing to become agriculture educators in public schools, and emphasizes inquiry-based, problem solving, and experiential learning strategies for teaching and learning in agricultural education. This established book functions not only as an ideal text but as a professional reference as well.

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This text has long been considered the standard for the profession...it is very thorough and covers details of most topics. It is well organized.

I like the new style of leading with objectives and following each set of materials suggestion topics for discussion.

I have always considered the Handbook to be the Bible for agricultural educators. The strengths are: coverage of a broad area of agricultural education; helpful for the novice teacher; and has a contemporary perspective with revisions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418039936
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Lloyd J. Phipps, Professor Emeritus, is and Agricultural Education instructor at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Edward W. Osborne is a Professor and Chair for the Department of Agricultural and Communication at the University of Florida.

Dr. James E. Dyer is and Associate Professor of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida.

Dr. Anna L. Ball is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural education at the University of Illinois.

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Table of Contents

UNIT 1: Development, Nature, and Scope of Agricultural Education Chapter 1: School-Based Agricultural Education Chapter 2: Agricultural Literacy Chapter 3: Extension and Outreach Education Chapter 4: Agricultural Education in Business, Community, and Governmental Agencies UNIT 2: Program Development and Evaluation Chapter 5: Using Advisory Councils and Boards Chapter 6: Planning and Managing Educational Programs Chapter 7: Course Planning Chapter 8: Developing and Improving Facilities and Resources Chapter 9: Establishing and Maintaining Positive Community and Professional Relationships Chapter 10: Promoting and Marketing the Program Chapter 11: Evaluating Agricultural Education Programs UNIT 3: Effective Teaching Chapter 12: Theoretical Foundations and Principles of Effective Teaching Chapter 13: Effective Teacher Behaviors and Characteristics Chapter 14: Teaching Strategies and Methods Chapter 15: Using Problem Solving Teaching Chapter 16: Lesson Planning Chapter 17: Evaluating Student Learning UNIT 4: Special Considerations in Teaching Agriculture Chapter 18: Using Computers and Instructional Media Chapter 19: Teaching in Lab Settings Chapter 20: Teaching Agriscience Chapter 21: Meeting the Diverse Needs of All Learners Chapter 22: Teacher Professional Growth and Improvement UNIT 5: Youth Leadership Development Chapter 23: Fundamentals of Personal Leadership Development Chapter 24: The FFA as a Youth Leadership Development Tool Chapter 25: FFA Chapter Development and Advisement UNIT 6: Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Programs Chapter 26: Planning SAE Programs Chapter 27: Developing & Expanding SAE Programs Chapter 28: Supervising & Evaluating SAE Programs UNIT 7: Postsecondary & Adult Education in Agriculture Chapter 29: Agricultural Education at the Postsecondary Level Chapter 30: Developing, Managing, and Evaluating Adult Education Programs Chapter 31: Teaching Methods for Adults

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