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Harder, Amy; Narine, Lendel K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Extension's ability to purposively develop the capacity of its agents to effectively work with and lead people is limited by a lack of data that identifies for which competencies agents need training. Interpersonal leadership competencies are widely recognized as important for Extension professionals and the literature indicates they are linked…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Qualities, Training
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Beattie, Peyton N.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Bunch, J. C.; Lundy, Lisa K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Traditionally, 4-H agents have been communicating with stakeholders through newsletters; either in print or online. 4-H agents have used social media as an additional tool to communicate with their stakeholders since its introduction. Social media communication can help maintain or increase stakeholder involvement in the 4-H program because a…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Social Media, Communication Strategies, Extension Agents
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Harder, Amy; Narine, Lendel K.; Wells, Ondine – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Determining strategies for success within the urban environment is necessary for Cooperative Extension to accomplish its mission, particularly given the large percentage of Americans who now reside in or near cities. Three levels of needs exist within a system such as Extension: primary user, service provider, and system resources. A needs…
Descriptors: Urban Extension, Counties, Needs, Strategic Planning
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Rawlings, Jared R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
Preparing to become a music teacher educator is a complex process and one component of this process should be learning to model, demonstrate, and teach assessment practices to preservice music educators. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to discover how, and to what extent, music teacher educators (MTEs) are educated about…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Chen, Yu; Starobin, Soko S. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This study examined a psychosocial mechanism of how general self-efficacy interacts with other key factors and influences degree aspiration for students enrolled in an urban diverse community college. Using general self-efficacy scales, the authors hypothesized the General Self-efficacy model for Community College students (the GSE-CC model). A…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Community Colleges, Structural Equation Models, Factor Analysis
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Kinzli, Kristoph-Dietrich; Kunberger, Tanya; O'Neill, Robert; Badir, Ashraf – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Demonstration models allow students to readily grasp theory and relate difficult concepts and equations to real life. However drawbacks of using these demonstration models are that they are can be costly to purchase from vendors or take a significant amount of time to build. These two limiting factors can pose a significant obstacle for adding…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Demonstrations (Educational), Models, Teaching Models
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Waymer, Damion; Brown, Kenon A.; Baker, Kimberly; Fears, Lillie – Communication Teacher, 2018
We interviewed racially/ethnically diverse, early career public relations practitioners. By asking participants to reflect on their collegiate social and educational development, we unearth contributing factors to these individuals' success both in college and in their professions to date. Respondents desired much more in-school training and…
Descriptors: Socialization, Career Development, Public Relations, Undergraduate Study
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O'Brien, Christine Neylon; Powers, Richard E.; Wesner, Thomas L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
This article provides information about the value of a core course in business law and why it remains essential to business education. It goes on to identify highly ranked undergraduate business programs that require one or more business law courses. Using "Business Week" and "US News and World Report" to identify top…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, Benchmarking
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Mitchell, Alison; Baron, Lauren; Macaruso, Paul – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
Screening and monitoring student reading progress can be costly and time consuming. Assessment embedded within the context of online instructional programs can capture ongoing student performance data while limiting testing time outside of instruction. This paper presents two studies that examined the validity of using performance measures from a…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Technology
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Cuesta Medina, Liliana – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This article examines the nature and evolution of the term blended learning (BL), which encompasses numerous connotations, including its conception as a strategy, delivery mode, opportunity, educational shift, or pedagogical approach. Although much has been said in this field, very few studies examine the different types of blends behind their…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Grounded Theory
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Glewwe, Paul; West, Kristine L.; Lee, Jongwook – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2018
More than 20 percent of all school-aged children in the United States have vision problems, and low-income and minority children are disproportionately likely to have unmet vision care needs. Vision screening is common in U.S. schools, but it remains an open question whether screening alone is sufficient to improve student outcomes. We implemented…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Comparative Analysis, Visual Impairments, Screening Tests
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Reeves, Sheena; Thompson, Audie – Chemical Engineering Education, 2018
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) provide significant STEM degrees to African Americans. Initiatives toward increasing diversity in STEM fields have been implemented by government and industry leaders. HBCUs annually award over 20% of all African American baccalaureate chemical engineering degrees. This speaks volume to the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Students, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Education
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Frost, Laura; Greene, Jackie; Huffman, Tanya; Johnson, Brian; Kunberger, Tanya; Goodson, Ludwika – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
In an attempt to address declining persistence rates of university STEM majors (Science, Teaching, Engineering, and Math), concerns regarding retention rates and waning STEM faculty participation in faculty development, we report on a year-long professional development program called the STEM Professional Academy to Reinvigorate the Culture of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice
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Zavattaro, Staci M.; Kus, Kristina; Lademann, Jason; Peeple-Briggs, Elizabeth – College Teaching, 2018
This article details decisions made to flip a small, public administration graduate-level course in real time. Interweaving student feedback with instructor notes and reflections gives a unique, personal look into a scenario-based course that changed weekly. We detail this dynamism, highlighting successes and failures in flipping the classroom.…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Cooperation, Blended Learning, Graduate Students
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Robinson, Philip G.; Newman, David; Reitz, Cara L.; Vaynberg, Lena Z.; Bahga, Dalbir K.; Levitt, Morton H. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to see whether a large drawing of a nephron helped medical students in self-directed learning groups learn renal physiology, histology, and pharmacology before discussing clinical cases. The end points were the grades on the renal examination and a student survey. The classes in the fall of 2014 and 2015 used the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Medical Students, Medical Education, Human Body
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