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Pauley, Catlin M.; McKim, Aaron J.; Curry, Kevin W., Jr.; McKendree, R. Bud; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Interdisciplinary learning experiences (i.e., experiences which illuminate learning of, and connections among, multiple disciplines) are essential to building a more robust understanding of the interconnections of multiple systems. Having an interdisciplinary understanding positively influences the ability of learners to contribute to solving…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Science Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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Hainline, Mark S.; Wells, Trent – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
A historical portion of many school-based agricultural education (SBAE) programs, agricultural mechanics remains popular in schools across the nation. As such, pre-service and in-service teachers should be prepared to effectively deliver agricultural mechanics instruction (Burris, Robinson, & Terry, 2005). Agricultural education researchers…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Skills
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Clemons, Christopher A.; Lindner, James R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
This study investigated the characteristics and rationale for teacher longevity and success in the secondary agricultural education classroom. The population was 7,300 (N = 7,300) secondary agricultural education teachers in the United States instructing grades 6-12 during 2017-2018. The sample frame was obtained through the National Association…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Job Satisfaction
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Chumbley, Steven; Hainline, Mark S.; Russell, Mark; Ruppert, David E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the confidence levels of School-based Agricultural Education (SBAE) teachers to integrate biology concepts in plant and animal science courses. The researchers also sought to describe the demographic characteristics of New Mexico SBAE teachers. This study used a descriptive-correlational research…
Descriptors: Biology, Agricultural Education, Integrated Activities, Scientific Concepts
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Solomonson, Jay K.; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The field of agricultural education has experienced a consistent labor shortage the past several decades. Consequently, many school districts struggle to fill their open positions, while others are forced to shut down their agricultural programs completely due to inadequate staffing. Teacher attrition has been identified as a predominant factor…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
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Cross, Sarah M.; Kahn, Sami – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Scholars in science education have reported an in increase in scientific literacy due to socioscientific issues (SSI)-based instruction. While several SSI are related to agriculture, such as climate change, whether to eat organic food, land use issues, and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), literature that connects agricultural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Science and Society, Gardening, Science Instruction
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Clemons, Christopher A.; Heidenreich, Abigail E.; Lindner, James R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess secondary agriscience teachers' perceptions, expertise, and importance of agriculture content areas in the curriculum. To accomplish this study the following objectives framed the investigation: describe Alabama secondary agriscience teachers by personal characteristics including teacher certification…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Expertise
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Chumbley, Steven Boot; Hainline, Mark S.; Haynes, J. Chris – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
A pressing concern in all agricultural mechanics courses is safety. Lab activities have an inherent propensity to cause serious injury. The safety practices which are taught by teachers are largely dependent on the equipment in the laboratory and the resources available to the program. Various researchers have indicated that problems have existed…
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Safety Education
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Smith, Amy R.; Smalley, Scott – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Retaining high quality school-based agricultural education teachers is a growing concern across the United States. This study focused on mid-career agricultural education teachers' perceptions of job stress, burnout, job satisfaction, and professional development needs related to National Quality Program Standards for Secondary Agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Burnout, Stress Variables
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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
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Solomonson, Jay K.; Korte, Debra S.; Thieman, Erica B.; Retallick, Michael S.; Keating, Kari H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Teacher attrition is a significant problem nationally and a special challenge for school-based agriculture education programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate contributing variables associated with former Illinois school-based agriculture teachers and their decision to leave the profession. A four-factor conceptual model is proposed…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Agricultural Education, Faculty Mobility
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Rice, Amber H.; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This grounded theory study explored the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of experienced agriculture teachers in the plant sciences. The central phenomenon that emerged during data collection and analysis was the influence of beliefs on shaping participants' PCK. This finding guided subsequent collection and analysis that resulted in the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Grounded Theory
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Smith, H. Eric; Stair, Kristin S.; Blackburn, J. Joey; Easley, Madelyn – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe smartphone availability and usage for teaching by agricultural educators in Louisiana. Further, this study sought to describe the level of educational technology adoption of these teachers. Data were collected at each Louisiana FFA Leadership Camp session during the summer of 2016. Teachers were asked to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Easterly, R. G., III; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The profession of teaching is inherently stressful. Resilience, or the ability to adapt and develop competence despite exposure to disruptive change, has been shown to be beneficial for teachers. The purpose of this study was to determine if personal resilience is a predictor of professional development engagement and career satisfaction of…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Job Satisfaction, Regression (Statistics), Teacher Attitudes