Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools

Author: N.A

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 553

View: 6857

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

Foundations of Agricultural Education

Author: Barry Croom,Rosco Vaughn,Jasper S. Lee,B. Allen S Talbert

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133113590

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 532

View: 2259

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Foundations of Agricultural Education introduces future agricultural educators to their profession and support professional development of those now in the profession. This book focuses on current content, terminology, practices, and theory while giving historical and philosophical foundations to agricultural education. Examples and terms have been used that will help to keep the book current. The overall purpose is to provide a foundational resource, one that broadly covers each element necessary to be a teacher of agricultural education. Incumbent teachers will also find information useful to them as they go about their roles as professionals in agricultural education.

Methods of Teaching Agriculture

Author: L. H. Newcomb

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131134188

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 390

View: 2782

This book deals with the foundations for methods of teaching agriculture, applications of learning, the special needs of unique populations, and the procedures for evaluating teaching and learning. It is the only comprehensive exploration of the teacher preparation curriculum in agricultural education. This comprehensive survey provides clear explanations and examples of learning applications to provide an in-depth study of planning for successful teaching. Topics include decisions about teaching, planning, group teaching techniques, managing student behavior, teaching special populations, and evaluating learning. This book about professional development is a useful reference tool for university professors, teacher educators, and inservice program educators.

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

Author: Helmut F. van Emden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118469593

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 4829

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology by Helmut van Emden is a landmark publication for students and practitioners of entomology applied to agriculture and horticulture. It can be used as a reference and as a general textbook. The book opens with a general introduction to entomology and includes coverage of the major insects (and mites) that cause harm to crops, livestock and humans. The important beneficial species are also included. Organisms are described in a classification of insect Orders and Families. The emphasis is on morphological characters of major taxonomic divisions, “spot characters” for the recognition of Families, and the life histories, damage symptoms and economic importance of the various pest species. The book is beautifully illustrated in full colour with more than 400 figures showing both the organisms and the damage caused to plants with diagnostic characters indicated by arrows. Coverage is world-wide and includes much material stemming from the vast personal experience of the author. A companion website with additional resources is available at www.wiley.com/go/vanemden/agriculturalentomology

Strategies for Great Teaching

Maximize Learning Moments

Author: Mark Reardon,Seth Derner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593633424

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 2833

This exciting, practical guide offers teachers easy-to-implement strategies that help students draw personal meaning from the curriculum. Filled with great tips for engaging learners, this book is a must for any teacher. The authors show how a variety of strategies—cooperative learning, direct instruction, inquiry, reflective writing, and experimentation—can be used to help learners bond with the content. Consider this a teacher-friendly guidebook for creating moments of genuine student understanding and comprehension. For example, this book offers lessons in which students: play the part of television reporters, interviewing other students about content they have learned; create visually complex pictures and graphs to represent information or concepts; use mathematical symbols to capture their understanding of relationship and events inherent in the content; and play a classroom version of the old television game show, "The $10,000 Pyramid," to identify patterns and seek meaning. Each strategy explored in this book provides a unique type of "e-moment" (engaging moment) that connects with students through their learning preferences and styles. Across the curriculum, teachers will learn how to better engage students and increase comprehension by adapting these strategies to their own specific needs.

Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development

Author: Simon McGrath,Qing Gu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317752244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 2997

This timely Handbook takes stock of the range of debates that characterise the field of international education and development, and suggests key aspects of a research agenda for the next period. It is deliberately divergent in its approach, recognising the major ideological and epistemological divides that characterise a field that draws on many traditions. Leading and emergent voices from different paradigms and contexts are afforded a space to be heard and each section puts current debates in larger historical contexts. The Handbook is divided in four parts and book-ended by an introduction and a conclusion, the latter oriented towards the implications that the volume has for future research agendas. The first part explores major strands of debates about education’s place in development theory. The second acknowledges the disciplining of the field by the education for all movement and examines the place that learning and teaching, and schools play in development. Part three looks beyond schools to consider early years, adult and vocational education but focuses particularly on the return to thinking about higher education's role in development. The final part considers the changing, but still important, role that international cooperation plays in shaping education in developing countries. Featuring over thirty chapters written by leading international and interdisciplinary scholars, the Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development offers the first comprehensive and forward-looking resource for students and scholars.

The Wiley Handbook of Teaching and Learning

Author: Gene E. Hall,Linda F. Quinn,Donna M. Gollnick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118955897

Category: Education

Page: 704

View: 2307

Provides a comprehensive reference for scholars, educators, stakeholders, and the general public on matters influencing and directly affecting education in today’s schools across the globe This enlightening handbook offers current, international perspectives on the conditions in communities, contemporary practices in schooling, relevant research on teaching and learning, and implications for the future of education. It contains diverse conceptual frameworks for analyzing existing issues in education, including but not limited to characteristics of today’s students, assessment of student learning, evaluation of teachers, trends in teacher education programs, technological advances in content delivery, the important role for school leaders, and innovative instructional practices to increase student learning. The Wiley Handbook of Teaching and Learning promotes new, global approaches to studying the process of education, demonstrates the diversity among the constituents of schooling, recognizes the need for and presents a variety of approaches to teaching and learning, and details exemplary practices in education. Divided into four sections focused on general topics—context and schooling; learners and learning; teachers and teaching; and educators as learners and leaders—and with all-new essays that look at what has been, what is, and what could be, this book is destined to inspire thoughtful contemplation from readers about what it means to teach and learn. Examines teaching, learners, and learning from a contemporary, international perspective, presenting alternative views and approaches Provides a single reference source for teachers, education leaders, and agency administrators Summarizes recent research and theory Offers evidence-based recommendations for practice Includes essays from established and emerging U.S. and international scholars Each chapter includes a section encouraging readers to think ahead and imagine what education might be in the future Scholars from around the world provide a range of evidence-based ideas for improving and modifying current educational practices, making The Wiley Handbook of Teaching and Learning an important book for the global education community and those planning on entering into it.

The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy

Author: Rosemary Papa,Shadow W. J. Armfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119218446

Category: Education

Page: 608

View: 499

Illuminates the multiple barriers that plague the education system and shows the way toward enlightened and inclusive educational policy and policymaking This book showcases new scholarship in the broad field of education policy and governance. Authored by some of the field’s foremost scholars, as well as new and up-and-coming academics, this definitive handbook offers a range of cultural, economic, and political perspectives on the state of education policy today. It addresses historic, current, and future education policy—incorporating changing social landscapes of education, economy, and policy. The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy covers the role of politics in education governance; the politics of philanthropy and for-profits; the culture and economy of professional organizations; the governance of technology integration; and future political realities to global citizenry. Themes and topics range not only across early childhood, K-12, and tertiary forms of schooling, but also across the policy questions and concerns that transcend these distinctions. Each chapter features key words, key questions, conclusions, and thought-provoking ideas that provoke readers to think about ways to improve the current conditions under which educational policy-makers work. Provides a traditional understanding of educational policy Shows how educational policy has changed due to the boom of private funding Explores the changing demographics in education populations over the last 40 years Discusses policies and the ethics of using and overseeing technology in teaching and learning environments Looks at future trends from contemporary political origins The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy is an important book that should be read by every administrator, policy maker, and educator working in the education system.

Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications

Author: L. DeVere Burton

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133686885

Category: Science

Page: 912

View: 3448

Comprehensive, yet easy to understand, AGRISCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS, Sixth Edition provides readers with an overview of the agricultural industry and the industry-based sciences. With coverage of topics such as the information age, natural resources, integrated pest management, plant sciences (including botany, crops, & ornamentals), animal science, food science, and communication and management, this introductory applied science book ensures that readers will develop a solid foundation in the basic principles and practices of agriscience. In addition to the extensive learning tools found in each chapter, the sixth edition now includes updated visual aids, glossary, and science and agricultural profiles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

Author: Judith Evans Grubbs,Tim Parkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199781605

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 996

The past thirty years have seen an explosion of interest in Greek and Roman social history, particularly studies of women and the family. Until recently these studies did not focus especially on children and childhood, but considered children in the larger context of family continuity and inter-family relationships, or legal issues like legitimacy, adoption and inheritance. Recent publications have examined a variety of aspects related to childhood in ancient Greece and Rome, but until now nothing has attempted to comprehensively survey the state of ancient childhood studies. This handbook does just that, showcasing the work of both established and rising scholars and demonstrating the variety of approaches to the study of childhood in the classical world. In thirty chapters, with a detailed introduction and envoi, The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World presents current research in a wide range of topics on ancient childhood, including sub-disciplines of Classics that rarely appear in collections on the family or childhood such as archaeology and ancient medicine. Contributors include some of the foremost experts in the field as well as younger, up-and-coming scholars. Unlike most edited volumes on childhood or the family in antiquity, this collection also gives attention to the late antique period and whether (or how) conceptions of childhood and the life of children changed with Christianity. The chronological spread runs from archaic Greece to the later Roman Empire (fifth century C.E.). Geographical areas covered include not only classical Greece and Roman Italy, but also the eastern Mediterranean. The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World engages with perennially valuable questions about family and education in the ancient world while providing a much-needed touchstone for research in the field.

PANDAS and PANS in School Settings

A Handbook for Educators

Author: Patricia Rice Doran

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501662

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 4354

PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) occur when an abnormal immune response produces brain inflammation, leading to unusual psychological symptoms in children. Symptoms can include OCD, tics, ADHD, anxiety disorders, sensory issues and marked personality changes. This practical handbook explains how educators can distinguish between these symptoms and pre-existing conditions, and offers strategies for supporting students with PANDAS and PANS in school settings. Contributions from experts provide educators with the understanding needed to be able to collaboratively identify PANDAS and PANS, and carry out effective interventions. As the rate of incidence of PANDAS and PANS increases, this book will be an essential resource for school staff in getting to grips with these complex disorders and overcoming the challenges they present.

Handbook of Public Policy in Europe

Britain, France and Germany

Author: H. Compston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230522750

Category: Political Science

Page: 406

View: 943

The Handbook of Public Policy in Europe provides an invaluable overview of the content of public policy across the full range of policy areas in Britain, France and Germany. It is designed to be used by students, experts and practitioners both to help compare public policy across different policy areas and countries and as a source of information on individual policy areas. Each chapter describes the nature of public policy in a particular area, makes detailed comparisons of selected aspects and outlines recent developments. Detailed Internet references are also provided.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Author: Harvey Siegel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195312880

Category: Education

Page: 548

View: 7732

A general introduction to key issues in the philosophy of education. The chapters are accessible to readers with no prior exposure to philosophy of education, and provide both surveys of the general domain they address, and advance the discussion in those domains.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education

Author: Gary McPherson,Graham Welch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199928010

Category: Education

Page: 736

View: 2295

This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the many facets of musical experience, behaviour and development in relation to the diverse variety of educational contexts in which they occur.

The SAGE Handbook of African American Education

Author: Linda C. Tillman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483342662

Category: Education

Page: 584

View: 6906

This Handbook received an honorable mention at the 2009 PROSE Awards. The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. "This volume fills the tremendous void that currently exists in providing a much-needed lens for cultural leadership and proficiency. The approach provides a wide divergence of perspectives on African American forms of leadership in a variety of diverse leadership settings." —Len Foster, Washington State University The SAGE Handbook of African American Education is a unique, comprehensive collection of theoretical and empirical scholarship in six important areas: historical perspectives, teaching and learning, PK–12 school leadership, higher education, current issues, and education policy. The purpose of the Handbook is to articulate perspectives on issues affecting the participation and leadership of African Americans in PK–12 and postsecondary education. This volume also addresses historical and current issues affecting the education of African Americans and discusses current and future school reform efforts that directly affect this group. Key Features Promotes inquiry and development of questions, ideas, and dialogue about critical practice, theory, and research on African Americans in the United States educational system Makes significant contributions to the scholarship on African Americans in the broad context of U.S. education and society Addresses the central question—in what ways do African Americans in corporate, private, and public positions influence and shape educational policy that affects African Americans? "The SAGE Handbook of African American Education is a unique, comprehensive collection of theoretical and empirical scholarship in six important areas: historical perspectives, teaching and learning, Pre-K-12 school leadership, higher education, current issues, and education policy." —TEACHERS OF COLOR "A wise scientist once argued that to doubt everything or to believe everything often results in the same solution set; both eliminate the need for reflection. This handbook provides an intellectual space for those interested in true reflection on the human ecology of the African American experience in schools, communities, and society. The /Handbook of African American Education/ is a repository of information developed to advance the human service professional." —William F. Tate IV, Washington University in St. Louis "This handbook represents the most comprehensive collection of research on African Americans in education to date. Its breadth spans the historical, the political, institutional and community forces that have shaped educational opportunities and attainment among African Americans. The review of extant research on a range of topics from the role of culture and identity in learning, teacher preparation, educational leadership, to higher education and educational policy is far-reaching and cutting edge. This volume has historic significance and will become a classic collection on African American education for scholars and practitioners alike." —Carol D. Lee, Professor, Northwestern University Vice-President, Division G, American Educational Research Association "This handbook is needed as a basic reference for professors and graduate students conducting research on the education of Blacks in America." —Frank Brown, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China

Author: Eva Sternfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317568001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 5783

During the last few decades, China has accomplished unprecedented economic growth and has emerged as the second largest economy in the world. This ‘economic miracle’ has led hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, but has also come at a high cost. Environmental degradation and the impact of environmental pollution on health are nowadays issues of the greatest concern for the Chinese public and the government. The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China focuses on the environmental challenges of China’s rapidly growing economy and provides a comprehensive overview of the policies developed to address the environmental crisis. Leading international scholars and practitioners examine China’s environmental governance efforts from an interdisciplinary perspective. Divided into five parts, the handbook covers the following key issues: Part I: Development of Environmental Policy in China - Actors and Institutions Part II: Key issues and Strategies for Solution Part III: Policy Instruments and Enforcement Part IV: Related Policy Fields – Conflicts and Synergies Part V: China’s Environmental Policy in the International Context This comprehensive handbook will be an invaluable resource to students and scholars of environmental policy and politics, development studies, Chinese studies, geography and international relations.

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership

Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Fenwick W. English

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483305635

Category: Education

Page: 472

View: 3185

This fully updated Second Edition offers an unflinching and comprehensive overview of the full range of both practical and theoretical issues facing educational leadership today. Editor Fenwick W. English and 30 renowned authors boldly address the most fundamental and contested issues in the field, including culturally relevant and distributed leadership; critical policy and practice issues predicting the new century's conflict; the paradox of changes; and the promises, paradoxes, and pitfalls of standards for educational leaders.