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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the mathematics ability and efficacy of Florida preservice agricultural education teachers. Results indicated that the preservice teachers were not proficient in solving agricultural mathematics problems. On the other hand, the preservice teachers were efficacious in personal teaching efficacy and personal…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Numerous calls have been made for agricultural education to support core academic subject matter including mathematics. Previous research has shown that the incorporation of mathematics content into a teaching methods course had a positive effect on preservice teachers' mathematics content knowledge. The purpose of this study was to investigate…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Teachers who are efficacious persevere through challenges in the learning environment and put forth more effort in designing learning activities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of mathematics teaching and integration strategies (MTIS) on preservice agricultural teachers' personal mathematics efficacy, mathematics teaching…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Methods Courses
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the relationships between mathematics ability, personal mathematics efficacy, mathematics teaching efficacy, personal teaching efficacy, and background characteristics of preservice agricultural education teachers. Data were collected for two years at the University of Florida. Fourteen…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills
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
Stripling, Christopher; Ricketts, John C.; Roberts, T. Grady; Harlin, Julie F. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to perform a longitudinal examination of the teaching self-efficacy of preservice agricultural education teachers. Data were collected for two years at The University of Georgia and Texas A&M University during the Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 and the Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 semesters (N = 102). Data were collected…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Student Teaching, 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
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
Roberts, T. Grady; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine if placing two teachers at the same school had an influence on teaching efficacy. Bandura's Model of Triadic Reciprocality and self-efficacy theory guided the inquiry. The population of interest was all student teachers at Texas A&M University. This study was conducted using data collected from a…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Agriculture
Roberts, T. Grady; Greiman, Bradley C.; Murphy, T. H.; Ricketts, John C.; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
Over the course of the student teaching experience, a student teacher's intention to teach can increase, decrease, or remain the same. The purpose of this study was to explore differences in student teachers that were representative of each category. Teaching intention of 103 student teachers at four universities in 2005-2006 exhibited little…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Career Choice, Intention