Global instruction in agricultural education is believed to be justified for five reasons: (1) Schools are changing with society, and agricultural education must also change if it is not to be left behind as other institutions and professions become more international in emphasis; (2) The economy of the United States and of American agriculture is dependent on international trade; (3) Students being prepared for the twenty-first century should be culturally-aware, and be able to relate to people of all ethnic backgrounds; (4) Some students will prepare for careers in international agriculture; and (5) Agricultural educators should care about the human suffering and be a part of the process of rectifying the situation. The time has arrived to internationalize the agricultural education curriculum.
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