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Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Lambert, Misty D.; Thompson, Greg W.; Burris, Scott; Witt, Phillip A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
This descriptive-correlational study sought to investigate teachers' levels of Personal Science Teaching Efficacy (PSTE) and Science Teaching Outcome Expectancy (STOE) using the Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (STEBI). The population included all teachers completing a CASE Institute training session during summer 2010. Assessments…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Teachers
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
To extend current understanding of school-based agriculture teacher development, this study explored the relationship between teacher development experiences and the self-efficacy of early career agriculture teachers. Three teacher development experiences were of interest: (a) preservice coursework, (b) student teaching, and (c) professional…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Faculty Development
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Velez, Jonathan J.; Lambert, Misty D.; Elliott, Kristopher M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to begin examining the impact of the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). Under development since 2008, the curriculum is intended to integrate core academics and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) into agricultural education programs. This longitudinal descriptive correlational study…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Gender Differences, English Language Learners, Nonprofit Organizations
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Clement, Haley Q. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The educational importance of teacher self-efficacy necessitates research into variables presumed to significantly influence teacher self-efficacy. In the current study, the role of personal and programmatic variables on the self-efficacy of school-based agriculture teachers was explored. Self-efficacy was measured in five aspects of the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Agricultural Education, Multiple Regression Analysis, Predictor Variables
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in career commitment and perceived efficacy among early career agriculture teachers as well as the relationships between early career agriculture teachers' perceived efficacy and career commitment. Five areas of self-efficacy were investigated among early career agriculture teachers in…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Agricultural Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
Edgar, Don W.; Roberts, T. Grady; Murphy, Tim H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Teaching efficacy beliefs of agricultural science student teachers, and their relationship with their cooperating teachers during field experiences, are variables that may affect the number of student teachers entering the profession. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects implementing structured communication between student…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Quasiexperimental Design, Field Experience Programs, Cooperating Teachers
Edgar, Don W.; Roberts, T. Grady; Murphy, Tim H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
Teaching efficacy beliefs of agricultural science student teachers during field experiences may affect the number of student teachers entering the profession. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects implementing structured communication between cooperating teachers and student teachers would have on student teachers' self-perceived…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Quasiexperimental Design, Field Experience Programs, Agriculture
Fraze, Lacee Brianne; Wingenbach, Gary; Rutherford, Tracy; Wolfskill, Lawrence A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine if selected high school students' participation in a summer agricultural communications workshop affected their self-efficacy and attitudes toward agriculture as a subject, college major, and/or as a career. Data were gathered from an accessible population (N = 145), from which a purposive sample (n = 94)…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Urban Schools, Self Efficacy, Agricultural Education
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Chumbley, Steven Boot; Haynes, J. Chris; Stofer, Kathryn A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
There is an increased demand for motivated high school students to enter postsecondary STEM fields. Agriscience education is an innovative curriculum that can motivate students and spark interest in STEM. To recruit students to such programs, we must understand what motivates them. The purpose of this study was to determine how the secondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, STEM Education, Agricultural Education, Student Motivation
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Hilby, Alyssa C.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Stephens, Carrie A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
STEM disciplines will continue to impact school-based agricultural education programs; thus, in order to produce secondary students proficient in science and mathematics, developing preservice agricultural education teachers who are competent in mathematics and teaching mathematics is essential. This study utilized data collected through a focus…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Skills, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers
Roberts, T. Grady; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between teaching efficacy and personality type of agricultural science cooperating teachers. The target population was agricultural science teachers who served as cooperating teachers. A convenience sample of those teachers who attended an optional cooperating teacher meeting at…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Personality, Science Teachers
Harlin, Julie F.; Roberts, T. Grady; Briers, Gary E.; Mowen, Diana L.; Edgar, Don W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
The purposes of this study were to determine changes in teaching efficacy of student teachers over the course of the student teaching semester and to determine if similar trends occur at different institutions. The population of interest for this study was agricultural science student teachers at Tarleton State University, Texas A&M…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Student Teaching, Student Teachers
Roberts, T. Grady; Mowen, Diana L.; Edgar, Don W.; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine if relationships exist between teaching efficacy and personality type of student teachers. The population of interest was all agricultural science student teachers at Texas A&M University. The sampling frame included all student teachers during the spring and fall semesters of 2005 (n= 72). Teaching…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Student Teaching, Student Teachers
Wingenbach, Gary J.; White, Judith McIntosh; Degenhart, Shannon; Pannkuk, Tim; Kujawski, Jenna – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
Self-efficacy beliefs are defined as context-specific assessments of one's competence to perform specific tasks, influence one's efforts, persistence, and resilience to succeed in a given task. Such beliefs are important determinants when considering agricultural science teachers' subject matter knowledge, teaching comfort levels, and their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy, Agricultural Education
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Rubenstein, Eric D.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Estepp, Christopher M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Since its inception, school-based agricultural education in the United States has utilized the home project method, later known as a supervised agricultural experience program (SAE), as a way to provide students with contextual, hands-on learning experiences outside of class that complement classroom learning. While most teachers realize the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Agricultural Education
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