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Warner, Laura A.; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Lawver, David E.; Baker, Matt; Lindner, James R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The demand for sustainable agriculture has increased, and many institutions, including the University of Florida, have adopted agricultural sustainability as a major goal. Extension has been identified as a critical information source, important in disseminating sustainable agricultural growing techniques. However, research has demonstrated that…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Sustainability, Preferences, College Faculty
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Saucier, P. Ryan; Vincent, Stacy K.; Anderson, Ryan G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The frequency and severity of accidents that occur in the agricultural mechanics laboratory can be reduced when these facilities are managed by educators who are competent in the area of laboratory safety and facility management (McKim & Saucier, 2011). To ensure teachers are technically competent and prepared to manage an agricultural…
Descriptors: Accidents, Safety, Laboratories, Mechanics (Process)
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Haynes, J. Chris; Stripling, Christopher T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
School-based agricultural education programs provide contextualized learning environments for the teaching of core academic subject matter. This study sought to examine the mathematics efficacy and professional development needs of Wyoming agricultural education teachers related to teaching contextualized mathematics. Wyoming agricultural…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Agricultural Education, Faculty Development
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Wells, Trent; Perry, Dustin K.; Anderson, Ryan G.; Shultz, Matthew J.; Paulsen, Thomas H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Agricultural mechanics coursework has historically been considered an important and necessary construct of the secondary agricultural education curriculum (Burris, Robinson, & Terry, 2005). With expectations of offering secondary agricultural mechanics coursework apparent, it is vital that agricultural education teachers be prepared to address…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Prior Learning
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Stewart, Jessica; Antonenko, Pavlo D.; Robinson, J. Shane; Mwavita, Mwarumba – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The focus of this exploratory study was to examine levels of technology integration, self-efficacy, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in preservice and inservice agricultural education teachers in Oklahoma. The findings of this study suggest that intrapersonal factors, such as self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Lamm, Alexa J.; Lamm, Kevan W.; Strickland, L. Rochelle – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Many outside influences are altering higher education including a decline in resources, changes in student demographics, the impacts of technology, and the shift to an information age. The need for faculty members to become leaders that can handle swift changes to the culture of Colleges of Agriculture within the land-grant system are needed now…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Land Grant Universities, College Faculty, Leadership Role