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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
Kitchel, Tracy; Smith, Amy R.; Henry, Anna L.; Robinson, J. Shane; Lawver, Rebecca G.; Park, Travis D.; Schell, Ashley – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Understanding job satisfaction, stress, and burnout within agricultural education has the potential to impact the profession's future. Studying these factors through the theoretical lens of social comparison takes a cultural approach by investigating how agriculture teachers interact with and compare themselves to others. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Burnout
Santamaria, Laura A.; Taylor, Marissa K.; Park, Travis D.; Keene, Barrett L.; van der Mandele, Elizabeth – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2010
Literacy is important to career and technical education (CTE) teachers, who strive to integrate core academic and cognitive skills and knowledge into their classrooms. There is little question that educators need to continually address literacy within CTE. Rather, the issue for many CTE teachers and administrators becomes how to effectively…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Vocational Education Teachers, Curriculum Implementation, Self Esteem
Park, Travis D.; Santamaria, Laura A.; Keene, Barrett L.; van der Mandele, Liz – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2010
Improving comprehension skills is vital to building cognitive skills. Reading and literacy skills enable youth to gather information and create knowledge from various sources, and then to consider solutions to problems in and about their lives from both a cognitive and a creative standpoint. By implementing disciplinary reading strategies in the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Literacy, Vocational Education