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Babatope A., Alabadan; Samuel, Taiwo M.; Ajewole, Philip I.; Anyanwu, Oluwakemi M. – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2020
The demand for engineering education and graduates is increasing daily because the current service and technological designs are unable to meet the needs of the society and the expected dramatic increase in the future. The emerging skill gap requires a shift in the type of expertise required of young professionals that will be needed to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Labor Needs, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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Irungu, Wanjiru Ruth; Liu, Xiaoguang; Han, Chuyu; Bomer, Alvin; Wanjiru, Wambui Ann – Higher Education Studies, 2020
The concept of "world-class university" has been there for some time, and everyone wants a world-class university, and no country feels it can do without one. This battle to develop world-class universities lies not only in the gained status but also in the symbolic role of such universities. Universities exist mainly for research and…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Agricultural Education, Reputation, College Role
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Rural areas depend upon community colleges to train people for the fields that match their regions' current and growing needs. To do so, these colleges must keep abreast of the employment trends in their area, be aware of where jobs have been lost and where they are being gained and determine how to recruit students who might be reluctant to be…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Employment, Education Work Relationship, Community Colleges
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Wang, Hui-Hui; Bhattacharya, Devarati; Nelson, Bryanna J. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Global climate change (GCC) impacts agriculture through food production. Promoting the understanding about GCC among agricultural educators is imperative. While substantive research exists for the knowledge, conceptions, and beliefs of science teachers, few studies focus on agriculture educators. This research investigates the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education, Science Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L.; Bird, William A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Due to the competitive nature of Career Development Events (CDEs), teachers must utilize various instructional and motivational strategies to engage students and encourage student participation. This qualitative intrinsic case study analyzed the motivational practices of a previously successful agriculture education teacher to determine the…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Agricultural Education, Competition, Learner Engagement
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Shellhouse, Jarred A.; Spratley, Sophie L.; Suarez, Cecilia E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
This study examined the motivating factors that influenced prospective graduate students' choice in pursuing an advanced degree and choosing an institution at which to study. This article articulates the qualitative piece of a larger study which sought to understand these reasons and why they were important. Interviews from 15 current graduate…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Graduate Students, Social Sciences, College Choice
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Figland, Whitney L.; Blackburn, J. Joey; Roberts, Richie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
In higher education classrooms, teacher-centered instruction remains the dominant learning approach. However, as calls have increased for university graduates to demonstrate the ability to solve complex problems, active learning strategies such as flipped classrooms and team-based learning (TBL), have emerged as popular approaches to ensure…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Agricultural Education
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Bird, William A.; Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
This study's purpose was to determine the influence of involvement level, autonomy, and reflection during FFA civic engagement activities on students' self-perceived civic responsibility levels. The study utilized a quasi-experimental, non-equivalent comparison group design. The treatment consisted of two groups: an experimental reflection group…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Personal Autonomy, Reflection, Citizenship Responsibility
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DiBenedetto, Catherine A.; Willis, Victoria C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Awareness of one's knowledge, skills, and dispositions are important for college graduates to excel in the workforce. The purpose of this study was to administer a needs assessment to students enrolled in the Agricultural Sciences department at Clemson University to determine areas of discrepancy based on perceived levels of proficiency and…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Career Readiness, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Claflin, Kellie; Lambert, Misty D.; Stewart, Josh – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the routes to certification and turnover intentions of agriculture teachers to identify differences between alternatively and traditionally certified teachers. The population consisted of a census of early career agriculture teachers in Wisconsin with fewer than three years of teaching (N = 67) with a…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Faculty Mobility, Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers
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Dickey, Kristyn J.; Alpízar, Amy E. Boren; Irlbeck, Erica; Burris, Scott – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
The Growing Recruits for Urban Business (GRUB) is an urban agricultural education program in Lubbock, Texas with a focus on youth development. The mission of the program is to provide at-risk youth with the opportunity to learn technical agricultural skills and leadership skills through the management of a 5.5-acre farm. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Urban Programs, Agricultural Education, Youth Programs, Urban Education
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Wells, Trent; Miller, Greg – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Simulator technologies such as virtual reality (VR) can serve as practical tools in the educational process. VR technology applications can be effectively used for weld process training. Weld process training can often be found in university-level agricultural education settings. We sought to determine if using a VR technology application within…
Descriptors: Welding, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Agricultural Education
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Frost, Keith J.; Rayfield, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
With the continued shortage of teachers in agricultural education, the teacher preparation faculty in agricultural education at Texas Tech University began a series of investigations evaluating the teacher preparation program. These evaluations sought to identify areas for improvement and determine if elements of the student teaching experience…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Influences
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Baldock, Kalynn; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Inquiry-based learning supports constructivism theory and has been used by both Comenius (1592-1670) and Dewey (1859-1952) in early educational settings. Incorporating inquiry-based instruction into the agriculture classroom, while beneficial, brings with it challenges for teachers and learners. Numerous studies have been conducted to examine…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Students
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Wells, Trent; Miller, Greg – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Technology in school settings has undergone a tremendous degree of evolution in recent decades. Educational technologies can be used for a wide range of applications. In school-based agricultural education (SBAE) settings, an assortment of educational technologies is often used to achieve instructional objectives. As a computer-based technology,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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