ERIC Number: EJ889530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Motivating Agriculture Students to Participate in Career Development Events
Russell, Carmen R.; Robinson, J. Shane; Kelsey, Kathleen D.
Career and Technical Education Research, v34 n2 p103-118 2009
Previous research conducted in agricultural education has revealed a lack of participation among National FFA Organization members. However, of those FFA members who participated in FFA sponsored events; students were most satisfied with their experiences in Career Development Events (CDEs). The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe how Oklahoma secondary agricultural education teachers motivated their students to participate in CDEs. To understand how teachers motivate students, this study used the expectancy-value motivation theory. Findings revealed six themes teachers drew upon to motivate students. These findings included 1) drawing upon the traditions and successes of the chapter, 2) providing opportunities for students to compete, 3) promising students that they would gain life skills, 4) enabling students to have fun, 5) actively recruiting members who showed potential for doing well with CDEs, and 6) making CDEs an integral part of the classroom curriculum.
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Opportunities, Career Development, Motivation Techniques, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Student Motivation, Theories
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 South Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-0807; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site: http://www.agri.wsu.edu/acter/publications/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma