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Morera, Maria C.; Monaghan, Paul F.; Galindo-Gonzalez, Sebastian; Tovar-Aguilar, J. Antonio; Roka, Fritz M.; Asuaje, Cesar – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Educating farm labor supervisors about the regulations that govern agricultural operations and employment is critical to reducing unintentional violations of workplace safety and labor laws. Cooperative Extension can provide the training needed to professionalize this vital and diverse workforce. One challenge to providing adult education to a…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Extension Education, Adult Education, Agricultural Education
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Fishel, Fred; Liu, Guodong David – Journal of Extension, 2014
The University of Florida Cooperative Extension conducted a statewide program with a dual role during 2013 and 2014 to enhance efficiency. The program provided in-service training to county Extension agents and provided continuing education to meet requirements needed by licensed pesticide applicators. Using Polycom distance technology, the event…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Poisoning, Statewide Planning, Extension Education
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Eisenreich, Heidi; Andreasen, Janet – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which parents of first, second, and third grade students who attended a two-day workshop on mathematics strategies shifted beliefs about learning mathematics as compared to parents who did not attend the workshops. Parents impact their children's mathematics learning when the students are…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Workshops, Child Rearing, Parenting Skills
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Hart, Christina T.; Dunn, Rita – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 2008
How does one know whether traditional or innovative staff development is working? This study compared the effects of professors' attitudes toward learning through traditional staff development versus alternative instructional strategies for teaching community college students. Eight-four professors participated in this study. The average…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Community Colleges, Semantic Differential, Faculty Development
Makwana, Alpesh P. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
"Pre-Trip Inspection" of the truck and trailer is one of the components of the current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) test. This part of the CDL test checks the ability of the student to identify the important parts of the commercial vehicle and their potential defects. The "Virtual Check Ride System" (VCRS), a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Experimental Groups, Motor Vehicles, Program Effectiveness
Eson-Brizo, Jaimie – Online Submission, 2010
High teacher turnover was a problem at the preschool for students with autism where this study took place. The primary purpose of this project was to create and implement a mentor program that would effectively decrease turnover rates of newly hired teachers. The secondary purpose was to determine whether newly hired teachers changed their…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Mentors, Autism, Teacher Persistence
Robson, Jodi McGeary – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of four instructional methods--context clues, definition, elaboration technique, or word parts and word families--on the vocabulary growth and acquisition of adults enrolled in a community college developmental reading course. The study investigated whether performance in any or all of the four…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Remedial Reading, Community Colleges, Vocabulary Development
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Irani, Tracy A.; Lundy, Lisa; Turner, R. Elaine; Percival, Susan S.; Nieves, C.; Sharf, Tracie – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2007
Distance education has been at the forefront of forging unique partnerships to facilitate learning. The purpose of this case study was to describe a business-education collaboration between General Nutrition Corporation, Inc. and the University of Florida, involving a series of online courses in introductory nutrition. Utilizing a competency-based…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Competency Based Education, Nutrition, Partnerships in Education
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Chen, W. William; Sheu, Jiunn-Jye; Weng, Chung-Bang – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
School-based tobacco prevention programs have been proven effective in reducing tobacco use. This evaluation aimed to assess the impact of an online tobacco prevention teacher training program on teachers and their students in Florida schools. A total of 344 teachers, including 72 K-3 grade teachers, 44 4th-5th grade teachers, and 228 6th-12th…
Descriptors: Smoking, Drug Education, Prevention, Program Effectiveness