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ERIC Number: EJ1122744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Words Speak Louder than Action?: A Mixed-Methods Case Study
Vincent, Stacy K.; Kirby, Andrea T.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v56 n1 p32-42 2015
The purpose of this mixed-methods case study was to examine the dynamic of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Gay, 2010) among nine secondary agriculture teachers in ethnically diverse schools. By reviewing the diversity of student enrollment in the agriculture programs, the participants were separated by two groups: diverse and non-diverse. A hybrid coding system of axial and magnitude allowed an unbiased panel to quantify the comments of each teacher. Results showed a difference in magnitude codes between comments provided by teachers with a diverse student enrollment and teachers with a non-diverse student enrollment. A large difference existed among four of the six characteristics of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) and a medium difference existed in the latter two. Recommendations toward teacher home visits, implementation of curriculum modifications and diverse community engagement were directed toward the participants and practicing secondary teachers. Additional research and opportunities for CRP among teacher training institutions are also recommended.
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Community Involvement, Agricultural Education, Student Diversity, Enrollment Trends, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Home Visits, Secondary School Students, Interviews, Minority Group Students, Trust (Psychology), Scores, Teacher Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Empowerment, Transformative Learning, Coding, Curriculum Implementation
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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