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Bird, William A.; Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Civic engagement activities are utilized to enhance youth's citizenship skills and content knowledge, and to strengthen the community's status. Post-activity reflections can be utilized to strengthen the benefits of civic engagement activities but are often underutilized. This quasi-experimental study sought to determine the influence of guided…
Descriptors: Reflection, Citizenship Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Citizen Participation
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Colclasure, Blake C.; LaRose, Sarah E.; Warner, Anna J.; Ruth, Taylor K.; Bunch, J. C.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Acceleration of courses has been documented to achieve an extended academic calendar, financial benefits to universities, time savings for professors, and provide more flexibility for students. The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers' learning experiences while enrolled in two accelerated teacher preparation courses. Results…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Student Attitudes, Stress Variables, Program Effectiveness
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Wang, Hui-Hui; Knobloch, Neil A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to develop a rubric that identified levels of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) lessons through agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) lessons that were developed and implemented in afterschool programs by preservice informal educators. The research study…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Food
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Wells, Trent; Smalley, Scott W.; Rank, Bryan D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Laboratory instruction is an important component of school-based agricultural education (SBAE) programs (Phipps, Osborne, Dyer, & Ball, 2008). Early field experience (EFE) coursework can be an important component of agricultural teacher preparation programs (Retallick & Miller, 2007). Through the use of a modified photovoice technique, we…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning, Photography, Preservice Teachers
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Sowcik, Matthew; Benge, Matt; Niewoehner-Green, Jera – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
County Extension Directors (CED) are tasked with a myriad of responsibilities, many of which are directly related to leadership skills. Despite the identification of competencies and skills needed by CEDs in order to maintain successful programs, little research has been conducted on actual Extension leadership programming. Even more uncommon in…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Leadership Training, Online Courses
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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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Bolton, Andrew; Edgar, Don W.; Carter, Vinson – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This study sought to identify traits and characteristics of secondary agricultural education programs contributing to success. A three round modified Delphi survey technique was utilized to frame this study. The researchers utilized purposive sampling to select members for the jury comprised of secondary agricultural instructors identified as high…
Descriptors: Success, Secondary School Curriculum, Agricultural Education, Program Effectiveness
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Diaz, John M.; Warner, Laura A.; Webb, Susan T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
School gardens programs and garden-based education are positioned to become fixtures in educational institutions given recent trends and the national interest in gardens at school sites. Agricultural education professionals have integrated school gardens into core science, social studies, math, and language arts courses as well as agricultural…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, Program Effectiveness