Colleges of agriculture have had a long standing committment to the improvement of instruction in their various institutions. In addition, the National Association of College and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) has had instructional improvement as one of its major missions. With such strong committments, the recent and substantive research and literature base which has been developed in the areas of teaching effectiveness and student achievement would appear to provide important information for teachers and administrators with responsibilities for instruction in colleges of agriculture. The purpose of this paper is to present seven strategies for instructional improvement which have grown out of that related research and literature. The items presented in this article do not represent an exhaustive list of strategies but rather a selection of those strategies which appear to have the strongest and most consistent support in the literature.



improving instruction, teaching effectiveness, student achievement

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