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Skelton, Peter; Stair, Kristin S.; Dormody, Tom; Vanleeuwen, Dawn – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The Memorial Middle School Agricultural Extension and Education Center (MMSAEEC) located in Las Vegas, New Mexico is a youth science center focusing on agriculture and natural resources. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study of the MMSAEEC teaching and learning model was to determine if differences exist in science achievement, agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Youth Programs, Natural Resources, Quasiexperimental Design
Andreasen, Randall J.; Seevers, Brenda S.; Dormody, Thomas J.; VanLeeuwen, Dawn M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to describe New Mexico secondary agricultural education teachers' perceptions of the importance and their level of competence on state special needs inclusion competencies and skills for teaching students with special needs. Additionally, this study sought to determine pre-service and in-service training needs for…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Inclusive Schools, Agricultural Education, Disabilities
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Wildman, Malissia; Torres, Robert M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2001
Agricultural education majors at New Mexico State University (n=115) rated prior agricultural experiences as the most influential factor in their selection of a major. Department/college environment, professional role models, and job prospects were also influential. (SK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, College Choice, Enrollment Influences, Higher Education
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Dormody, Thomas J.; Torres, Robert M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2002
New Mexico agriculture teacher education graduates currently teaching secondary agriculture (n=25) rated their at-graduation competencies as satisfactory. Their biggest improvement since graduation was in keeping students on task. Enthusiasm for all facets of the education program remained high. Work experience had the most influence on growth of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Development, Graduate Surveys
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Seevers, Brenda S.; Rosencrans, Carlos – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2001
Secondary and middle school agriculture teachers in New Mexico (n=90) considered volunteers essential program components. Volunteers served as chaperones, guest speakers, event coaches, and in student organizations. The 13% who did not use them were either new, had small programs, or found it time consuming. Benefits included exposing students to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Middle Schools, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Seevers, Brenda S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2000
Of the 14 organizational values ranked by a majority of 146 New Mexico Cooperative Extension educators as extremely valued, 9 were extremely evident in organizational policies and procedures. A values audit such as this forms an important initial step in strategic planning. (SK)
Descriptors: Congruence (Psychology), Extension Education, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate
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Torres, Robert M.; Dormody, Thomas J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1997
Responses from 48 of 70 secondary teacher advisors of Future Farmers of America (FFA) in New Mexico showed that 50% had been exposed to the Program of Activities (POA) as FFA members; state mandates influenced their use of POA; and all involved students in planning and implementing activities, but only 67% involved students in evaluating them. (SK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Faculty Advisers, Learning Activities, Secondary Education
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Seevers, Brenda; Dormody, Thomas J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1994
Responses from 228 of 400 4-H participants in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico revealed a 12.6% variance in scores, showing that participation in leadership activities positively affected youth leadership life skills development. Minority and female participants generally had higher scores. Skill development was also related to achievement…
Descriptors: High School Students, High Schools, Leadership Training, Predictor Variables
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Dormody, Thomas J.; Seevers, Brenda S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1994
Two studies were undertaken to determine the extent to which 1992-93 Future Farmers of America (FFA; n=266) and 4-H members (n=234) in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico participated in leadership development activities. Over 100 FFA members participated in 12 leadership activities, and over 100 senior 4-H members participated in 10 leadership…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Leadership Training, Secondary Education, Student Organizations
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Dormody, Thomas J.; Seevers, Brenda S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1994
From 3 states, 256 usable responses from 400 Future Farmers of America (FFA) members showed that achievement expectancy was positively related to youth leadership life skills development. Females had higher leadership skills development. Leadership skills were not related to self-esteem, years in FFA, age, ethnicity, or place of residence. (SK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Expectation, Leadership Qualities, Secondary Education