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Easterly, R. G., III; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Teachers should possess a set of professional commitments, which includes active participation in professional development that leads to student learning. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between professional development engagement and career satisfaction. This study used a quantitative descriptive correlational research…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Agricultural Education, Job Satisfaction, Active Learning
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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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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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Easterly, R.G., III.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Desimone's core features of professional development (PD) guides the PD for teachers. The purpose of this study was to examine the PD practice of School-Based Agricultural Education (SBAE) teachers in the enthusiastic and growing career stage. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with five teachers from five different states. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Faculty Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Alexander, Jackson C.; Rucker, K. Jill; Graham, Donna L.; Miller, Jefferson D.; Apple, Jason K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study characterized perceptions of agricultural leadership programs in colleges of agriculture, food, life, human, or environmental sciences at 1,862 land-grant institutions. Objectives included describing the need for programs, studying evolution within the discipline, discussing faculty recommendations for future development, and examining…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Education, Leadership Training, Agricultural Colleges
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Rubenstein, Eric D.; Thoron, Andrew C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
SAE programs were designed as an integral component in SBAE. However, participation has continued to decline. This qualitative study examined exemplary SAE programs in rural SBAE to discover factors that were working in SAE development and implementation. Through focus groups, individual and informal interviews, and observations, two themes that…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Rural Education, Program Development, Program Implementation
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Wilcox, Amie K.; Shoulders, Catherine W.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Calls for increased interdisciplinary education have led to the development of numerous teaching methods designed to help teachers provide meaningful experiences for their students. However, methods of guiding teachers in the successful adoption of innovative teaching methods are not firmly set. This qualitative study sought to better understand…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Science and Society, Educational Change, Qualitative Research
Franklin, Edward A.; Armbruster, James – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to conduct an internal evaluation of the National FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event (CDE) through analysis of individual and team scores from 1996-2006. Data were analyzed by overall and sub-event areas scores for individual contestants and team event. To facilitate the analysis process scores were…
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Agriculture, Career Development
Roberts, T. Grady; Greiman, Bradley C.; Murphy, T. H.; Ricketts, John C.; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
Over the course of the student teaching experience, a student teacher's intention to teach can increase, decrease, or remain the same. The purpose of this study was to explore differences in student teachers that were representative of each category. Teaching intention of 103 student teachers at four universities in 2005-2006 exhibited little…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Career Choice, Intention
Greiman, Bradley C.; Addington, Leah S.; Larson, Timothy G.; Olander, Keith R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
Supported by Bandura's social cognitive theory, this study examined the preferred leadership style of agricultural education teachers, and determined if preferred leadership style and leadership factors differed on selected personal characteristics. The accessible sample consisted of agricultural education teachers (N = 234) who taught in…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Agricultural Education, Academic Degrees, Teaching Experience
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Joerger, Richard M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2003
A survey of farmers in the Minnesota Farm Business Management Education program (n=569) indicated the following: most continued enrollment beyond the 6-year diploma program; average net income increased $5,000; individualized instruction was the most popular and effective method; and farm recordkeeping was the most needed topic and most improved…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Delivery Systems, Farm Management
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Joerger, Richard M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2002
Beginning secondary/middle school agriculture teachers (n=42) identified desired inservice education topics: advisory committees; student management, guidance, and motivation; establishing support organizations; integration of agricultural technology; the relationship between agriculture and environment; program design; and classroom management.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers, Educational Needs, Inservice Teacher Education
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Wardlow, George – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1989
A study described the level of English proficiency and academic success of 327 Moroccan students studying agriculture at the University of Minnesota. Findings indicated that the level of English speaking ability was at least as important as prior performance in college-level course work in their own country. (JOW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Higher Education