Handbook On Agricultural Education In Public Schools

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Editor: Delmar Pub
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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. Benefits: * Includes chapters on agricultural education provided by the Cooperative Extension Service, the agricultural industry, communities, and governmental agencies * Incorporates TNL (The Next Level) application and extension activities throughout * Provides research-based practices for effective teaching and instructional planning * Uses photographs and illustrations to clarify key concepts * Includes strategies for enhancing student achievement in math, science, and reading as a part of the agricultural education instructional program * NEW! Includes chapters on agricultural education provided by non-school entities and organizations, and strategies for teaching science applications in agriculture * NEW! Addresses new approaches for youth leadership development and supervised experience programs, and an expansion of probl

Computer And Computing Technologies In Agriculture Ii Volume 3

Author: Daoliang Li
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441902120
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The papers in this volume comprise the refereed proceedings of the Second IFIP International Conference on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture (CCTA2008), in Beijing, China, 2008. The conference on the Second IFIP International Conference on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture (CCTA 2008) is cooperatively sponsored and organized by the China Agricultural University (CAU), the National Engineering Research Center for Information Technology in Agriculture (NERCITA), the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering (CSAE) , International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Beijing Society for Information Technology in Agriculture, China and Beijing Research Center for Agro-products Test and Farmland Inspection, China. The related departments of China’s central government bodies like: Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Education and the Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation, Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, etc. have greatly contributed and supported to this event. The conference is as good platform to bring together scientists and researchers, agronomists and information engineers, extension servers and entrepreneurs from a range of disciplines concerned with impact of Information technology for sustainable agriculture and rural development. The representatives of all the supporting organizations, a group of invited speakers, experts and researchers from more than 15 countries, such as: the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Germany, Greece, Australia, Estonia, Japan, Korea, India, Iran, Nigeria, Brazil, China, etc.

Communication In Extension

Author: Harry A. Carey
Editor: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251043578
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Communication in extension plays an important role in technology transfer, whereas many field extension workers are poorly trained in this particular area as well as in the development of educational materials. This publication was prepared as a teaching and learning guide to be used in the pre-service and in-service education of extension staff, community development workers and all those who work and serve in rural communities. It can be considered as an ''extension methodology tool-box'' to train extension field staff in their work at the village level.

Methods Of Teaching Agriculture

Author: L. H. Newcomb
Editor: Prentice Hall
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This text was designed to be of use in preservice and inservice education courses. It is useful in courses related to teaching methods, introductory agricultural education, course or program planning, SAE, and evaluation of learning. Teacher educators should find the unique examples used in the text highly useful in teaching their courses.

The History And Growth Of Career And Technical Education In America

Author: Howard R. D. Gordon
Editor: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478615214
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Dr. Gordon was the first scholar/educator to publish a relevant, up-to-date synthesis of the history, philosophy, legislation, and organizational/curricular structure of career and technical education. The fourth edition features comprehensive background and research on such topics as evolving employer expectations, special-needs populations, land-grant institutions, teacher shortages and alternative certification, CTSOs, and an historical overview of influential leaders and their impact on CTE curriculum development. Pre-service teachers as well as experienced CTE teachers will appreciate this well-documented road map of CTE.

Organic Agriculture

Author: Acram Taji
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643099395
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With global revenue surpassing twenty-five billion dollars annually, organic agriculture is a highly visible and rapidly growing component of agricultural production. In Organic Agriculture: A Global Perspective, Paul Kristiansen, Acram Taji, and John Reganold, and their international group of contributors scientifically review key aspects of organic agriculture. At the intersection of research, education, and practice, the contributors look at the organic agricultural movement’s successes and limitations. The first half of this book critically evaluates the agricultural production of both plants and livestock in organic farming systems. All major aspects of organic agriculture are explored, including historical background and underlying principles, soil-fertility management, crop and animal production, breeding strategies, and crop protection. This global and comprehensive overview also addresses the economic, social, and political aspects of organic farming. These include economics and marketing; standards and certification; environmental impacts and social responsibility; and research, education, and extension. The book is a unique and timely science-based international work documenting current practices in organic agriculture and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. For more than two decades, research into organic methods by mainstream scientists has generated a large body of information that can now be integrated and used for assessing the actual impacts of organic farming in a wide range of disciplines. The knowledge of selected international experts has been combined in one volume, providing a comprehensive review of organic farming globally. Researchers, teachers, extensionists, students, primary producers and others around the world who are interested in sustainable agriculture will find this book to be a valuable and reliable resource.

Modern Livestock Poultry Production

Author: James R. Gillespie
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428318089
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Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 8th Edition, entices and engages readers with new, full-color photographs and illustrations, and up-to-date comprehensive information. Having undergone extensive updates, Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 8th Edition includes current issues in animal agriculture including, biosecurity, animal ID, and vertical integration, while still incorporating vital agriscience and production information, including real-life applications, required for high school students success in the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Transforming Agricultural Education For A Changing World

Author: Committee on a Leadership Summit to Effect Change in Teaching and Learning
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309132223
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During the next ten years, colleges of agriculture will be challenged to transform their role in higher education and their relationship to the evolving global food and agricultural enterprise. If successful, agriculture colleges will emerge as an important venue for scholars and stakeholders to address some of the most complex and urgent problems facing society. Such a transformation could reestablish and sustain the historical position of the college of agriculture as a cornerstone institution in academe, but for that to occur, a rapid and concerted effort by our higher education system is needed to shape their academic focus around the reality of issues that define the world's systems of food and agriculture and to refashion the way in which they foster knowledge of those complex systems in their students. Although there is no single approach to transforming agricultural education, a commitment to change is imperative.

Community And The World

Author: Torry D. Dickinson
Editor: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590336335
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This collection of articles and artwork examines inclusive community development education, which engages members of diverse, often marginalised groups in research and education for social change. Community development education is the democratic and scholarly practice of involving everyday people, from all backgrounds, in the research-based process of designing, starting, and evaluating programs that meet people's needs. The book's varied contributions serve as personalised invitations to: work with others as equals, join democratic social projects, talk to people "you wouldn't have talked to before", value self-education, recognise contributions made by unpaid workers, invent ways to be non-violent, challenge passivity, and use democracy as a way to improve communities and the world. Addressing culture to science, chapters contain work carried out by younger and older scholarly activists in: Women's Studies, anti-racist and anti-colonial studies, history, the social sciences, global studies, community studies, media studies, horticulture, philosophy, education, co-operatives and community service, social-movement organising, project development, political art, and popular music. Each chapter contains diverse themes, comes from multidisciplinary research, and speaks to the subject of education for social change in individual ways. Contributions focus on popular education, self-education, self-defined group education, group-defined university projects, and scholarly activism in local to global movements.

Gis Applications In Agriculture Volume Two

Author: David E. Clay
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420092714
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We are entering a new era in production agronomics. Agricultural scientists the world over call for the development of techniques that simultaneously increase soil carbon storage and reduce agriculture’s energy use. In response, site-specific or precision agriculture has become the focus and direction for the three motivating forces that are changing agriculture today: the expanding capacity of personal computers, the molecular biology revolution, and the recent developments in information technology such as the increasing use of geographical information systems (GIS). Using mathematics, technology, and creativity, GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Two: Nutrient Management for Energy Efficiency examines the development of nutrient management practices that help producers improve their profitability and energy efficiency. Throughout the book, chapters demonstrate how complex mathematical and spatial modeling approaches can provide the basis for much of our present and certainly our future management practices. Highlighting recent successes and the nuts and bolts associated with implementing the proposed techniques, the book covers energy efficiency calculations, techniques for overcoming yield-limiting factors, soil information collection and analysis, and remote sensing for improving management decisions. It describes the development of an economically optimum site-specific corn plant population equation based on an experiment containing many field sites, the estimation of soil productivity and energy efficiency using online data sources, and the assessment and implementation of site-specific carbon and water management systems, analyzing energy efficiency of compost and manures. Emphasizing the mathematics that will enable producers to make full use of the technological advances made during the 21st century, GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Two holds the key to the successful, sustainable, and efficient production of food to feed the ever increasing world population.