ERIC Number: EJ1132903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Synthesis of Contemporary SAE Research 1994-2014
Rank, Bryan D.; Retallick, Michael S.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v57 n4 p131-145 2016
In the 1990s, a series of research syntheses were conducted regarding supervised agricultural experience. These syntheses included supervised agricultural experience (SAE) research from 1964 through 1993. With these past syntheses as the premise, contemporary SAE research was identified, synthesized, and coded into emerging themes. Inclusion criteria for this synthesis required articles to (a) be published in a peer-reviewed journal or national/regional American Association for Agricultural Education research conference proceedings, (b) include research specifically pertaining to SAE, (c) be available and accessible through the search procedures, and (d) be published between January 1994 and December 2014. An exhaustive search was conducted using library databases as well as digital journals and conference proceedings. Themes that emerged from this synthesis were (a) participation, (b) teacher education, (c) benefits, (d) professional development, (e) supervision, (f) scope/structure, (g) economic impact, (h) program quality, (i) learning theory, and (k) international settings. Similar to the previous syntheses, research conducted between 1994 and 2014 was primarily descriptive, conceptually broad, and often limited to relatively small populations such as single states. Additional multistate and national studies are recommended to describe the content and context of SAE instruction in teacher education and to refine quality indicators related to SAE practice.
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Agricultural Education, Educational Research, Participation, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Benefits, Faculty Development, Supervision, Economic Impact, Educational Quality, Learning Theories, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Search Strategies
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda; Egypt; United States