A Career in Agricultural Education
– INTRODUCTION Agriculture is a huge part of everyone’s lives whether they realize it or not. Everyday people come in contact with agricultural products such as food, clothing, or shelter. Throughout the years there has been a dramatic change in agriculture. When agriculture first became a big part of people’s lives, farming grew rapidly; many people were farming in order to be self-sufficient, and so they could stay in one area instead of constantly moving around searching for food sources. As time went on, agriculture changed into what eventually became large commercial farms meant to provide food and other goods for an expanding country….
Japanese Culture on Education
– “Once children enter school, it becomes almost their whole life” (Hendry: 2003, 82). At first sight this seems like a rather extreme view. However, considering Hendry’s familiarity with Japanese culture and society in general is it fair to say that this assessment of the education system in Japan is accurate, and if so, to what extent do Japanese students have it harder than we do in the West. Throughout this essay, I intend to explore the features unique to the Japanese education system, and contrast them with those of the European and American systems, while examining the history of education in Japan….
Using Problem-Solving Approaches in Vocational Education
– Using Problem-Solving Approaches in Vocational Education Problem Solving for Teaching and Learning Agricultural education has emphasized problem solving as a means of helping students to develop decision-making skills and teachers to alter their teaching methodology. The traditional method of problem solving for decision making reflects Dewey’s five-step model for learning, expanded to six steps by Newcomb, McCracken, and Warmbrod (Straquadine and Egelund 1992): (1) identification of the problem situation: What is happening?; (2) definition of the problem: What must be done?; (3) search for information: What do we need to know?; (4) analysis of data: What are the important considerations?…
Educational & Cultural Reformers: The Extraordinary Teacher the late Orhan Seyfi Ari
– “To our senses having he brought us We, quietly, buried him in our hearts” (Metiner, poem in Birlik, 29 Jan. 1993) Teacher of Teachers (as referred to by the Minister of Education), the late Orhan Seyfi Ari was born on 12 December 1918 in Lapithiou (Bozalan), Paphos, in the then British Dominion of Cyprus, as the youngest of a brother and two sisters. Teacher Ari’s parents Emete and Huseyin Avni Ahmet were landowners with vineyards and olive orchards, and teacher Orhan Ari was brought up with the liberal ideas of his father who was a hoca (cleric) and also a school teacher (he had objected to his son’s being taught only Ottoman history and ensured the teaching also of other subjects to…
Using the Internet in Vocational Education
– Using the Internet in Vocational Education “It is an exciting time in education. The Internet offers new opportunities for students and teachers a link to learn in interesting ways” (Ellsworth 1994, p. xxiii). “Telecommunications truly is one of the most exciting educational tools I have encountered in my teaching career” (Watson 1994, p. 41). “The Internet’s usefulness is limited only by our level of commitment. We first have to get plugged in before we can get turned on. Then we can help our profession by using our imagination to create a vocational educator’s Dream Net in the years to come” (Seguin and Seguin 1995, p….