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Jones, Mason C.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine and describe the historical role of competition as an instructional approach in School-Based, Agricultural Education (SBAE). Pragmatism was found to be the philosophical underpinning of competition in SBAE, and the influences of William James and John Dewey were described. The growth of new National FFA…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Competition, Teaching Methods, Educational History
Hoerst, Caryn M.; Whittington, M. Susie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
The current status of classroom inclusion activities among agriculture teachers in comprehensive secondary agricultural education programs in Ohio is reported. The researchers describe secondary agriculture teachers' needs related to teaching learners with special needs in inclusion classes, given legislative mandates. Specifically, the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Opportunities, Researchers, Teaching Methods
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Hillison, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1996
The Hatch Act of 1887 established agricultural education as primarily academic with a strong scientific base, supported by the leadership of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Smith-Hughes Act shifted to vocational emphasis and leadership by the Federal Board for Vocational Education. Examination of the profession's history can lead back to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
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Hillison, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1999
Formal supervision of agricultural education teachers by state supervisors began with the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act. Supervision has evolved from the "iron fist" to the consultant. Some felt that supervisors usurped the role of teacher educators. By the end of the 20th century, supervision had devolved to local administrators and vocational…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational History, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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Hillison, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1996
A review of the history of competition and collaboration between agricultural education and cooperative extension identified the controversies and concerns of leaders after the passage of the Smith-Lever and Smith-Hughes Acts. Agricultural and cooperative extension leaders must look at the historical memoranda of understanding to find…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational History, Extension Education