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Swafford, Marshall – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Recently, the agricultural education profession has advocated its relationship with STEM education. Agricultural education has been identified as an effective context to support the components of STEM through analysis of data from student and teacher attitudes and results of experiments and quasi-experiments. However little attention has been paid…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, STEM Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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Shoulders, Catherine W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
After decades of research in agricultural education on teacher knowledge, needs, behaviors, satisfaction, and attrition, calls for additional research and reform have remained fairly consistent. One potential factor influencing the rate at which these challenges are overcome is teacher professional identity, which shapes how teachers interpret and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Professional Identity, Teacher Characteristics, Faculty Development
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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
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Yopp, Ashley M.; McKim, Billy R.; Homeyer, Megan M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
In this collective case study, we described three agricultural education programs that challenge stereotypes of agricultural education in urban settings. We observed and interviewed teachers in different environments and, in many cases, while working with students. Observations were made in classrooms and laboratories at secondary schools, in…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Familiarity, Agricultural Education
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McKim, Aaron J.; Pauley, Catlin M.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Providing interdisciplinary learning opportunities in agriculture, food, natural resources (AFNR), and science is critically important. School-based agricultural education offers a valuable platform to connect AFNR and science; however, interdisciplinary teaching requires willing and able teachers. The current study considered the intentions of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Food, Teaching Methods
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Lambert, Misty D.; Stewart, Josh; Claflin, Kellie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The relevance of experiential learning and opportunities a school farm can provide, along with the acknowledgment of potential barriers and the current deficit of research on school farms in Oregon make this study useful as a starting point in this line of exploration and in the preparation of teacher candidates. This study intended to gather…
Descriptors: Barriers, Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning, Agricultural Production
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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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Rampold, Shelli D.; Bunch, J. C.; Cater, Melissa; Blackburn, J. Joey; Burnett, Michael – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This descriptive and comparative study was conducted to explain agriculture teaching faculty involvement in and perceptions of study abroad. Further, faculty involvement and perceptions were compared based on the personal and professional characteristics of faculty. Faculty involvement in this study included a set of activities in which faculty…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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