ERIC Number: EJ1122959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Meaning and Relevancy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: An Exploration of Agriculture Teacher Preparation and Perspectives
Mars, Matthew M.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v57 n3 p55-69 2016
Innovation and entrepreneurship are central components of the nation's current economic strategy and thus have direct influence over workforce competitiveness within agricultural industries and environments. In this multiple case study, the experiences and perspectives specific to these two components of 21 graduate students preparing or further preparing for careers as school-based agriculture teachers at three Land Grant universities are qualitatively explored. The study reveals how the participants generally understand innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as provides indication of how the formal, non-formal, and informal/incidental learning that takes place during graduate programs of study influence how the participants' relate the two concepts to their future roles as school-based agriculture teachers. Recommendations for including principles and concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship in graduate-level agriculture teacher preparation programs are developed.
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Agricultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Relevance (Education), Familiarity, Educational Practices, Concept Teaching, Instructional Innovation, Innovation, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Teacher Attitudes, Intention, Graduate Students, Educational Change, Land Grant Universities
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: Higher Education
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