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ERIC Number: EJ839876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
The Development of the Integrated Three-Component Model of Agricultural Education
Croom, D. Barry
Journal of Agricultural Education, v49 n1 p110-120 2008
This research project sought to determine the origin of the three-component model of agricultural education in the United States and provided a contextual base for future research into the three-component model for agricultural education. The study concluded that each of the three components of the agricultural education model originated at different times in American history but were developed simultaneously. Supervised experience probably originated in colonial America, and formal instruction in agricultural education probably began in 1858. The FFA was officially established in 1928, although similar agricultural youth organizations probably began either at the end of the nineteenth century or the beginning of the twentieth century. This study did not find evidence of an established date or recognized event that created the three-component agricultural education model. The Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 provided a more sophisticated linkage between classroom instruction and supervised experience. This study did not find evidence of a legal basis for the integral nature of the three-component agricultural education model. Instead, the integral nature of the model probably exists out of tradition, or as a result of a philosophical tenet in the agricultural education profession. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States