The following is a list of key Aricultural Education partners and links to their web sites.
U.S. Department of Education
This user-friendly official site includes education headline news, program and services, keyword and topical search features, statistics, job listings,funding opportunities, and student financial assistance. There is also a sizeable collection of links to other online educational resources.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
In addition to an “Agencies, Programs, and Services” page, this official site includes some invaluable extras. For example, there is an extensive “Newsroom” page that contains national & agency-specific press releases, speeches, photo library, calendar of events, and information on everything from “Disaster Assistance” to “Home Gardening.” The “Search and Help” page includes a link to Federal Telephone Directories.
Agriculture in the Classroom
AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM is a grassroots program coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture. Its goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. Theprogram is carried out in each state, according to state needs and interests, by individuals representing farm organizations, agribusiness,education and government. The site includes a kid’s user-friendly corner, resources for teachers, state contacts, and conference information.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest nationaleducation association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. Its mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. The site includes information on publications, conventions, career tech expos, a speaker’s guide designed to help you find the perfect speaker for your next conference, workshop, seminar or in-service.
National Association of State Directors of Vocational Technical Education Consortium
NASDCTEc’s was founded in 1920 as an association of state vocational education agency heads committed to leadership and outstanding performance in Vocational Technical Education. The association has a growing membership of over 200 senior state staff and concerned individuals that share the directors’ commitment to quality vocational technical education at the secondary, post secondary and adult levels. The site includes membership, conference, goverment relations, and legislative information, as well as a calendar of events and contacts.
The National Centers for Career Technical Education Research and Dissemination
These Centers are a consortium of Universities representing some of this nation’s premier providers of career and technical instructor, administrator, and counselor education — both initial and continuing preparation. They strive:
- To use practitioner-driven approaches in the planning, development, conduct, and evaluation of all research, dissemination, and professional development activities;
- To develop a program that is national in scope, reflecting the strengths and needs of diverse national, state, and local practitioners across a range of geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural settings and
- To present a balanced research, dissemination, and professional development program for secondary and postsecondary practitioners and institutions.