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ERIC Number: EJ995891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
Emerging Themes in Integrating Mathematics into Agricultural Education: A Qualitative Study of Star Teachers in Virginia
Anderson, Ryan; Anderson, Shawn
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v27 n2 p8-19 Win 2012
The purpose of this study was to analyze outstanding agricultural education teachers' attitudes towards mathematics integration. An investigation into the collaboration efforts being made between the agricultural education and mathematics departments was also included. The objective of this study was to identify the primary themes to integration of mathematics that emerged through interviews with the five agricultural education instructors who were identified as having high self-reported levels of mathematics integration in their courses. This study used qualitative methods were used to collect, interpret and analyze the data. Interviews were used by the researcher to collect in-depth information regarding mathematics integration into the agricultural education curriculum. Based on the interviews of the five outstanding agricultural education teachers, four major themes emerged from each of the interviews. Those themes include mathematics as a component of agricultural education, teacher collaboration, role of STATE Standards of Learning, and perceived needs of the teachers. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia