Essay The And Its Impact On Agricultural Education

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“Every single thought is like a seed, it needs to be sprouted with actions. A dormant seed would never become a sprout tree.” –Words by Din
This perfectly describes Agricultural Education, through our actions of getting involved and immersed within new growth begins to form. But, how did agricultural education get to where it is today? Well through many acts and laws.
There are many philosophies but all of this legislation is a mix of all the philosophies: Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, Reconstructionism, and Existentialism. Idealism is that true education is concerned with ideas rather than matter; they give others a broad understanding of the world. Realism is about how reality, knowledge, and value exist independent of the human mind. Pragmatism is that the truth is what works in the real world. Reconstructionism is about how society is in need of constant reconstruction. And Existentialism curriculum was revamped to meet the needs of the individual person. All of these acts have impacted agricultural education directly or indirectly. I will highlight 13 acts that have made an impact on how our education is today, especially agricultural education.

Morrill Act (1862) The Morrill Act gave 30,000 acres of land to the congressman to fund universities that would teach about agricultural and mechanical arts. In some cases this was funded already existing institutions, such as Iowa State University, in other states new ones were created (1995). Purdue University,…

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