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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The progression of research on school-based agricultural education (SBAE) has been limited, in part, due to a lack of nationwide, student data detailing the effectiveness of SBAE. Using an ecological systems perspective, the relationships between SBAE enrollment; graduation rates; postsecondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, STEM Education, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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DiBenedetto, Catherine A.; Blythe, Jessica M.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
In classrooms today, teachers continue to strive to enhance student knowledge and application by designing learning environments which create experiences for students to interact collaboratively, solve problems, think critically, and learn by doing. Research has indicated that teacher knowledge of the experiential learning cycle has become…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Experiential Learning, Reflection, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Smith, Kasee L.; Rayfield, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Understanding methods for effectively instructing STEM education concepts is essential in the current climate of education (Freeman, Marginson, & Tyler 2014). Kolb's experiential learning theory (ELT) outlines four specific modes of learning, based on preferences for grasping and transforming information. This quasi-experimental study was…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, STEM Education
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Mouser, David M.; Sheng, Zhaohui; Thoron, Andrew C.; Baker, Andy; Bacon, Kevin J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Agricultural education is defined by a best practice three-component model of instruction that includes a classroom experience, leadership development and FFA involvement, and an experience-based activity through a Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE). Based on program of activities award criteria, each year state FFA associations…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Agricultural Education, Best Practices
Despain, Deric; North, Teresa; Warnick, Brian K.; Baggaley, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Agricultural education can take scientific topics to higher levels, emphasize scientific concepts, involve hands-on learning, and develop interrelationships with the other sciences, thus making the living and non-living world around them relevant for students, potentially supporting a STEM curriculum. As such, in 1996, Utah deemed agricultural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Comparative Analysis, Biology, High School Students
Rose, Chelsea; Stephens, Carrie A.; Stripling, Christopher; Cross, Tim; Sanok, Danielle E.; Brawner, Shelby – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The study sought to identify the benefits of FFA membership based on the fulfillment of three basic human needs: love and belonging, self-esteem, and self-actualization. The study focused on the fulfillment of FFA members' basic human needs as defined by Abraham Maslow. The three needs on which this study focused are: love and belonging,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, High School Students, Career Education
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McKim, Aaron J.; Lambert, Misty D.; Sorensen, Tyson J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a shift in the American education system. Included in the CCSS are opportunities for agriculture teachers to integrate math and English language arts content into their curriculum. Using the theory of planned behavior, we sought to identify Oregon agriculture teachers' attitudes, familiarity with,…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Familiarity
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Fox, Janet; Cater, Melissa – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The exploratory study examined science interest and perceived science competency in middle and high school youth (N=116) who took part in science-related contests (n=49) and non-competitive special interest science programs (n=67). Study participants were dispersed between females (48.3%) and males (51.7%). Three-fourths (75.1%) of the…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Middle School Students, High School Students, Competence
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Martin, Michael J.; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Urban youth engaged in after-school organizations have more positive attributes compared to their unengaged contemporaries. The FFA is one particular intra-curricular organization with after-school components; yet, urban students do not participate in FFA at the same levels as rural students. The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore…
Descriptors: National Organizations, Barriers, Student Participation, Agricultural Education
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Simonsen, Jon C.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Foor, Ryan M.; Birkenholz, Robert J.; Foster, Daniel D.; Wolf, Kattlyn J.; Epps, Rebekah B. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Developing leaders is vital to the future of our nation. As institutions of higher education address the need for leadership through courses and experiences, there is a need to recognize and acknowledge the potential impact of high school activity participation on leadership development. This descriptive-correlational study surveyed first-time…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Participation, Correlation, Leadership Qualities
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Marx, Adam A.; Simonsen, Jon C.; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between career decision self-efficacy (CDSE) and components of the secondary agricultural education program. Additionally, the authors sought to describe secondary students' CDSE and career decision influences. This study's design was descriptive and relational and incorporated high…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Agricultural Education, Career Choice, Decision Making
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Paulsen, Thomas H.; Martin, Robert A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify beliefs held by agricultural education teachers regarding the supervision of instruction by the principal. This study was based on the work of Ferguson and Bargh (2004) regarding how social perception can automatically influence behavior. Data were reported on ten general beliefs regarding instructional…
Descriptors: Teacher Supervision, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Lambert, Misty D.; Thompson, Greg W.; Burris, Scott; Witt, Phillip A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
This descriptive-correlational study sought to investigate teachers' levels of Personal Science Teaching Efficacy (PSTE) and Science Teaching Outcome Expectancy (STOE) using the Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (STEBI). The population included all teachers completing a CASE Institute training session during summer 2010. Assessments…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Teachers
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Sallee, Clayton W.; Edgar, Don W.; Johnson, Donald M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The effectiveness of different methods of instruction has been discussed since the early years of formal education systems. Lecture has been deemed the most common method of presenting information to students (Kindsvatter, Wilen, & Ishler, 1992; Waldron & Moore, 1991) and the demonstration method has been symbolized as the most effective…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Energy, Fuels
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