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Wang, Hui-Hui; Knobloch, Neil A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to develop a rubric that identified levels of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) lessons through agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) lessons that were developed and implemented in afterschool programs by preservice informal educators. The research study…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Food
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LaFollette, Lindsay K.; Knobloch, Neil A.; Schutz, Michael M.; Brady, Colleen M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Exploratory discriminant analysis was used to determine the extent adult consumers' interest motivation to participate in a free educational dairy farm event and their beliefs of the dairy industry could correctly classify the respondents' predicted participation in a nonformal educational event. The most prominent conclusion of the study was that…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Agricultural Education, Discriminant Analysis, Predictor Variables
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Terry, Bryan D.; Osborne, Edward – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Collaborative efforts between federal, state, and local government agencies enable local Extension units to deliver a high level of educational opportunities to local citizens. These units represent land-grant institutions by delivering non-formal education that aim to address local, regional, and state concerns. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Effectiveness, Nonformal Education, Delphi Technique
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Brown, Nicholas R.; Terry, Robert, Jr.; Kelsey, Kathleen D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The National FFA Organization is committed to providing non-formal learning activities focusing on leadership education. Summer camps are a major component of FFA activities and concentrate on personal growth, leadership development, and recreational activities for youth. This repeated measures study determined the level of cognitive gain and the…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Learning Activities, Youth Programs, Leadership Training
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Paulsen, Thomas H.; Martin, Robert A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this multi-state study was to identify agricultural education teachers' perceived level of importance regarding selected instructional supervisory practices used in the nonformal components of agricultural education. The theoretical frame supporting this study was the theory of andragogy. Data were reported on the perceived…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education, Supervisory Methods, Andragogy
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Brown, Nicholas R.; Terry, Robert, Jr. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Many state FFA associations conduct summer camps focusing on leadership and personal development for FFA members. Interestingly, little research has been conducted on the impact or outcomes of these common activities. The purpose of this split-plot factorial repeated-measures experiment was to assess the level of campers' learning of the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Leaders, National Organizations, Student Organizations
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Brown, Nicholas R.; Terry, Robert, Jr.; Kelsey, Kathleen D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Twenty-four states host FFA summer camps to support adolescent maturation along with indoctrination into the culture and values of the FFA. Camps typically include a variety of activities designed to engage members in social activities and non-formal academic content. More than 1500 campers attend the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Leadership Camp annually…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Outcomes of Education, Agricultural Education, Summer Programs
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Strong, Robert; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Nonformal education is learner-centered and provides knowledge in a practical manner to participants. Master Gardener is a nonformal extension horticultural program that includes extensive requirements to earn certification. The purpose of this study was to examine the Mergener Education Participation Scale (M-EPS) to evaluate adult motivations to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Sampling, Nonformal Education, Mail Surveys
Harder, Amy; Lamm, Alexa; Strong, Robert – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
Cooperative Extension's role as a relevant provider of nonformal education is dependent upon its ability to improve and adjust in response to internal and external pressures. Periodically conducting needs assessments focused on the Extension organization can aid in Extension's efforts to deliver quality educational programs by pinpointing priority…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Human Capital, Nonformal Education, Extension Education
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Grudens-Schuck, Nancy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2001
In a Canadian adult education program on sustainable agriculture, stakeholder participation in planning reconfigured power relationships. Farmers successfully influenced program design, even when their assumptions differed from educators. The project showed the importance of social and political dimensions of learning and of educators' recognition…
Descriptors: Adult Farmer Education, Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Farmers
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Williams, David L.; Muchena, Olivia N. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1991
Understanding and appreciation of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) are essential for promoting sustainable agriculture development. IKS provides a cultural basis for nonformal agricultural programs that is absent in technology transfer approaches. (SK)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Agricultural Education, Cognitive Development, Cultural Context
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Rollins, Timothy J.; And Others – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1992
The learning style mean scores of 539 Pennsylvania 4-H members were below the national norm on 4 of 5 cognitive subscales. It was recommended that nonformal education such as 4-H stress such cognitive skills as ability to think, solve problems, and process information. (SK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agricultural Education, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style
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Rollins, Timothy J.; Golden, Kerry – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1994
In focus group interviews, 14 Pennsylvania Crop Management Association technicians identified their primary role as information providers and consultants, felt the need for better communication skills and training as nonformal adult educators, considered human resources the most valuable information sources, and believed farmers participated only…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Communication Skills