ERIC Number: ED461729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A New Era in Agriculture: Reinventing Agricultural Education for the Year 2020.
National Council for Agricultural Education, Alexandria, VA.
The Reinventing Agricultural Education for the Year 2020 initiative brought together a diverse group of people from across the nation to create a new vision for agriculture education. The group envisioned a system of agricultural education beginning in early childhood and continuing throughout life. The group examined agricultural education's heritage and resolved to take a proactive stance in planning its future. The mission formulated will prepare students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resource systems. The following goals were established: (1) an abundance of highly motivated, well-educated teachers in all disciplines, pre-kindergarten through adult, will provide agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources education; (2) agricultural education leaders will provide instruction in the review, selection, adaptation, and use of appropriate educational technologies and teaching strategies to address the changing education environment; (3) all students will be conversationally literate in agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems; and (4) partnerships and strategic alliances will ensure continuous education about agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems. (The initiative's 36 steering committee and consortium leaders are listed.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Change Strategies, Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Lifelong Learning, Natural Resources, Needs Assessment, Participation, Partnerships in Education, Position Papers, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, Strategic Planning, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Future Farmers of America Foundation, Madison, WI.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Agricultural Education, Alexandria, VA.