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Corder, Jessica; Irlbeck, Erica – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The agricultural communications academic discipline has existed for more than 100 years. In that time, approximately 40 academic programs nationwide have formed in some capacity to prepare students for success in the classroom and the workplace after graduation. In the past 25 years, numerous studies relating to the skills, abilities and knowledge…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Agricultural Education, Education Work Relationship, Job Skills
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Gates, Hailey R.; Johnson, Donald M.; Shoulders, Catherine W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
We examined authors' treatment of instrument validity in a stratified random sample (n = 94) of quantitative studies published in the Journal of Agricultural Education from 2007 to 2016. A majority (78.7%) of studies reported use of either a researcher-developed instrument (41.5%) or an existing instrument modified by the researchers (37.2%). In…
Descriptors: Validity, Agricultural Education, Periodicals, Specialists
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Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Teacher education is facing a number of challenges such as policy changes, funding issues, and teacher recruitment and retention. These challenges, whether on the national, state, district or school level, contribute to continued teacher shortages. Many school districts are faced with the conundrum of hiring under qualified individuals, leaving…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Agricultural Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment