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Feldpausch, Julie A.; Bir, Courtney L.; Widmar, Nicole J. Olynk; Zuelly, Stacy M.; Richert, Brian T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
There is an ever-imminent need for career-ready graduates from collegiate agriculture programs. Generational shifts in attitudes and background experiences of agricultural students challenge educators to maintain curricular programming which establishes a successful career trajectory for students. Students studying animal science and/or…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Success, College Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities
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Haddad, Becky; Marx, Adam A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This study sought to assess student perceptions of soft skills and career decision self-efficacy attained through participation in different types of Supervised Agriculture Experience programs within School Based Agricultural Education. There was no significant difference found in career decision self-efficacy or perceived soft skill attainment…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Decision Making, Problem Solving
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Wooditch, Amanda M.; Rice, Amber H.; Peake, Jason B.; Rubenstein, Eric D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explain the development of preservice agriculture teachers' PCK [Pedagogical Content Knowledge] for the concept of plant fertilizers within a content-focused methods course. The emergent central phenomenon was an overall lack of PCK development for plant fertilizers, highlighted by five main…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Agricultural Occupations
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Kararo, Matthew J.; Knobloch, Neil A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The number of parents in the U.S. choosing to homeschool their children is steadily growing. With a strong demand for college graduates in food, agriculture and natural resources careers, there is an opportunity for homeschooled high school students to explore agricultural careers and develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills through…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Agricultural Education, Career Choice, High School Students
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Fischer, Laura M.; Cummins, R. Glenn; Gilliam, Kyle C.; Baker, Matt; Burris, Scott; Irlbeck, Erica – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Discussions on how to conserve and provide enough water has become one of the most highly debated issues in modern society. Although many Extension efforts have engaged the public in understanding behavior and attitudes toward water conservation, limited research has focused on understanding how agriculturalists respond to water conservation…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Concept), Conservation Education, Psychophysiology