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Osborne, Ed – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
This article is the author's Distinguished Lecture presented at the 2010 Annual Conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE), in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 25, 2010. In this lecture, the author looks back at the significant changes in agricultural education in the last 100 or so years and discusses four major ways that one…
Descriptors: Expertise, Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Education, Agriculture
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Park, Travis D.; Osborne, Ed – Career and Technical Education Research, 2007
Students must be able to create meaning from career and technical education texts. Reading and comprehension of texts are skills that develop through practice with a variety of texts, including those in career and technical education. A quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group design was used to determine the effect of implementing content…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Grade Point Average, Content Area Reading, Reading Strategies
Park, Travis D.; Osborne, Ed – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
Agriscience is facing pressure to document and contribute to student achievement in math, science, and reading. Agriscience teachers may be able to foster student reading and comprehension through utilization of research-based reading strategies to further develop literacy in and about agriculture. Building on Dunkin and Biddle's (1974) model of…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Reading Achievement
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Park, Travis D.; Osborne, Ed – Career and Technical Education Research, 2007
A national survey of 216 agriscience teachers investigated the attitudes and practices related to reading. Knowledge of strategies, total time of text use, confidence in strategy use, and the general approach to reading explained 67% of the variance in frequency of content area reading strategy use. Teachers held positive attitudes about reading…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA. Agricultural Education Div. – 1984
This document contains the texts of 27 presentations given at the National Agricultural Education Research Meeting. The papers in the proceedings are grouped under 10 themes with a critique for each group. The themes (with speakers' names in parentheses) are as follows: supervised occupational experiences (Gregory W. Fletcher, David L. Williams,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Classroom Techniques, Computer Oriented Programs
Rawls, Willie J.; And Others – 1985
These proceedings include presentations that reflect the conference's focus on reporting current research in agricultural education. Twenty-one papers are presented in six general sessions: "Future Research Needs for Improving Vocational Agriculture Teacher Education Programs" (David L. Williams); "Assessment of Competencies…
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, College Graduates, Computer Oriented Programs
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Osborne, Ed – Journal of the American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, 1983
Depicts the extent of variability in masters degree programs in agricultural education: types of degrees, departments which offer them, thesis and nonthesis options, research requirements, number of hours required, and number of degrees awarded in 1979. (SK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Degree Requirements, Graduate Study, Masters Degrees
Osborne, Ed – Agricultural Education Magazine, 1992
Overloaded expectations of secondary agriculture teachers cause many to leave and others not to pursue teaching careers. Mentor programs for beginning teachers and clarification of job descriptions are two possible solutions. (SK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Persistence
Osborne, Ed – Agricultural Education Magazine, 1991
Plant tissue testing can be done to monitor plant nutrition levels during the growing season and diagnose nutrient deficiency problems. They can provide feedback on crop conditions and fertility needs. (Author)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Plant Pathology, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Osborne, Ed – Agricultural Education Magazine, 1984
A series of articles focuses upon the Supervised Occupational Experience Program (SOEP), a unique feature of programs of vocational agriculture. Articles deal with critical aspects of developing entrepreneurial skills, and include examples of successful entrepreneurship programs currently underway. (NRJ)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Entrepreneurship, Farm Management
Osborne, Ed – Agricultural Education Magazine, 1989
As agriculture continues to change, the expertise of those who teach it must be strengthened and expanded. Illinois has instituted the Vocational Instructor Practicum (VIP) Program, which provides grants for teachers or administrators employed in public school vocational education programs to attend continuing education programs. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Continuing Education, Inservice Teacher Education
Osborne, Ed; And Others – Agricultural Education Magazine, 1986
Agricultural teachers must continually improve their knowledge and skills in animal science. Teacher educators can play a significant role in this process through the following channels: summer courses, teleconferencing, workshops, summer internships, technical update programs, field days, curriculum materials development and dissemination, and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Animal Husbandry, Delivery Systems, Information Dissemination
Osborne, Ed; Hemp, Paul – 1984
This booklet is designed to serve as a practical guide to assist teachers in using the Illinois Core Curriculum in Agriculture to develop courses of study for local vocational agriculture courses. Provided first is an overview of vocational agriculture programs on the secondary-school level in the state of Illinois. The next section is a guide for…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Development
Osborne, Ken, Ed. – Manitoba Social Science Teacher, 1995
This theme issue focuses on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Articles deal with aspects of the United Nations and include suggestions for teaching about the United Nations and using various teaching materials. Articles in this issue include: (1) "Celebrating United Nations Day" (Ken Osborne); (2)…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
Osborne, Ken, Ed. – Manitoba Social Science Teacher, 1993
Serving as the journal of the Manitoba Social Science Teachers' Association, this issue commemorates United Nations Day with the editorial, "Teaching about the United Nations" (Ken Osborne). Another article devoted to the international organization is "The United Nations and International Peace and Security" (Ken Osborne). The…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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