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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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Roberts, Richie; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The Planning the Community Program in Agricultural Education course exists to provide preservice teachers in agricultural education with knowledge about FFA and supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). As such, pre-service teachers embarked on a six-week project-based learning experience in Spring 2016 in which they raised a pen of broilers…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Motivation
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Breeding, Lockie; Rayfield, John; Smith, Kasee L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This study was designed to describe the experiences of National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Young Member award winners. These teachers were asked about the concepts that they were most and least prepared for upon entering the teaching field. A modified Delphi method was used to collect data utilizing three rounds of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Experienced Teachers
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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
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Ingram, Melissa L.; Sorensen, Tyson J.; Warnick, Brian K.; Lawver, Rebecca G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Nationwide, agricultural education has experienced a shortage of qualified school-based agriculture teachers for over four decades. Students who seek careers as agriculture teachers are often those who participated in agricultural education and FFA in high school. The Ag Ed FITChoice┬« Model (Lawver 2009; Lawver & Torres, 2012) was used as the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Phenomenology, Extension Agents
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Meder, Amanda; Smalley, Scott; Retallick, Michael – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Reflection is a useful tool which improves teaching approaches; however, many first-year teachers do not appear to reflect upon their instructional plans (McAlpine & Weston, 2000). Prior research has indicated preservice teachers are not utilizing the acquired reflective approaches learned throughout the teacher preparation program (Hatton…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Agricultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers