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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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Thiel, Brooke L.; Marx, Adam A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the association between involvement in agriscience research SAEs and student's perceptions of 21st century skill attainment. Tenth through twelfth grade students enrolled at three purposely selected high schools were surveyed to assess their current level of perceived 21st century skills attainment.…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Correlation, Agriculture, Research
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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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Lamm, Alexa J.; Harsh, Jessica; Meyers, Courtney; Telg, Ricky W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Undergraduate students should be able to identify relationships between agricultural and natural resources (ANR) issues to be prepared for ANR sector jobs. The purpose of this study was to determine if communication courses focused on teaching about ANR issues influenced students' understanding of the relational nature of these issues. A…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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Gorter, Erin K.; Swan, Benjamin G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Targeted teacher recruitment is suggested as a way to alleviate the teacher shortage in specific content areas such as agricultural mechanics. Learning experiences are linked to increased selfefficacy and increased interest in specific career pursuits. The Agricultural Mechanics Power & Design (AMP'D) Experience was developed as a learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education
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Langley, G. Curtis; Tummons, John D.; Tracy Kitchel – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Agricultural mechanics instruction includes a broad array of machinery, structures, and technical systems, as well as a diverse workforce. Virtually every aspect of agriculture has a mechanics component and a large portion of secondary agriscience curriculum is devoted specifically to teaching agricultural mechanics. Further, the agricultural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Safety Equipment, Laboratory Safety, High School Students
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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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Bunch, J.C.; Rampold, Shelli D.; Cater, Melissa; Blackburn, J. Joey – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Historically, education abroad has been designed to provide students a full immersion experience by way of semester or year-long study at a foreign university. However, this traditional format has been redefined to include a variety of non-traditional international experiences, such as international service learning projects, internships, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Phenomenology, Agricultural Education
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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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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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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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Hendrix, Rachel; Morrison, Carley C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine postsecondary agriculture students' perceptions of and their personal competence in various workforce readiness skills. In addition, we sought to determine students' views of the importance of workforce readiness skills. The findings indicate that the participants felt most confident in their abilities to…
Descriptors: College Students, Agricultural Education, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Qu, Shuyang; Bletscher, Caitlin; Lamm, Alexa – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Undocumented immigration has become a hot political topic. Considering the significant role undocumented immigrants play in U.S. agricultural and natural resources industry and the voting power of the undergraduate students, this study assessed undergraduate students' attitudes toward undocumented immigrant issues. Using a slightly altered…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Immigration, Multicultural Education
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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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Shoulders, Catherine W.; Smith, Lesley – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
School-based agricultural education teachers can face conflicting role obligations and conflict when contradictory expectations accompany their positions, making the daily selection of what to wear difficult for these educators. The decision is crucial, however; dress sends strong messages of the profession to others, including students. We used a…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Role, Case Studies, Student Attitudes
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