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Swafford, Marshall – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Recently, the agricultural education profession has advocated its relationship with STEM education. Agricultural education has been identified as an effective context to support the components of STEM through analysis of data from student and teacher attitudes and results of experiments and quasi-experiments. However little attention has been paid…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, STEM Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Swafford, Marshall – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The United States economy is requiring employees to have knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Researchers have identified agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) education as a context in which STEM concepts can be formally taught and highlighted. Additionally, researchers have identified where,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Agricultural Education, Models, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Swafford, Marshall; Hagler, Paden – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
While agricultural mechanics, which includes metal fabrication, continues to be popular among school-based agricultural education (SBAE) students (Hubert & Leising, 2000), the number of required courses in agricultural mechanics for teaching certification in agricultural education is relatively low (Blackburn, Robinson, & Field, 2015).…
Descriptors: Metallurgy, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Teacher Education Programs