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Martin, Michael J.; Kitchel, Tracy J. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Agricultural education programs are experiencing pressure to change from a variety of educational and societal influences. This pressure is not new to agricultural education programs. The evolution of vocational agriculture from 1945 to 1963 provides a historical example of vocational education change as a result of social influences. Rural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
Delesalle, Esther – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
The purpose of this article is to study the effect of education on labor market participation and household consumption in a rural environment. The Tanzanian Universal Primary Education (UPE) program, which provides variations in education across locations and over time, is used as a natural experiment. Exploiting these two exogenous variations to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Elementary Education, Education Work Relationship
Webster, Megan – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainable agriculture practices are increasingly being used by farmers to maintain soil quality, increase biodiversity, and promote production of food that is environmentally safe. There are several types of sustainable agriculture practices such as organic farming, crop rotation, and aquaculture. This lesson plan focuses on the sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Farm Management
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Wang, Hui-Hui; Bhattacharya, Devarati; Nelson, Bryanna J. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Global climate change (GCC) impacts agriculture through food production. Promoting the understanding about GCC among agricultural educators is imperative. While substantive research exists for the knowledge, conceptions, and beliefs of science teachers, few studies focus on agriculture educators. This research investigates the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education, Science Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Smalley, Scott W.; Rank, Bryan D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
School-based agriculture teachers (SBAE) hold many roles inside and outside of the school. Identifying and understanding the many roles an agriculture teacher may have in their career is an important part of an early field experience (EFE). In this study, EFE students (n = 18) submitted written reflections focused on the role of an agriculture…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching, Field Experience Programs
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Dobbins, C. E.; Cox, C. K.; Edgar, L. D.; Graham, D. L.; Philyaw Perez, A. G. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Understanding the context of urban agriculture in a rural state is critical for the success of and collaboration between local food actors and other organizations, such as the Cooperative Extension Service. This study aimed to determine a local definition of urban agriculture for Arkansas and investigated the context of urban agriculture…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Urban Areas
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Traini, Haley Q.; Claflin, Kellie; Stewart, Josh; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
This study utilized a case study design to explore how early career agriculture teachers in Oregon conceptualize success and work-life balance in school-based agricultural education. Wenger's (1998) theory of Communities of Practice, precisely the concept of reification, served as the framework for our study. Our population included 52 agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers, Family Work Relationship, Success
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Njura, Hellen Joseph; Kaberia, Isaac Kubai; Taaliu, Simon Thuranira – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: To investigate the effect of the agricultural teaching approaches employed in secondary schools on skills development for food security in Kenya. Design/Methodology/Approach: Descriptive survey design was employed targeting 46,340 students and 235 agriculture teachers. The actual sample size constituted 490 students in 20 focus discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Saadvandi, Mahsa; Abbasi, Enayat; Farhadian, Homayoun; Zarafshani, Kiumars; Biemans, Harm – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This quantitative study sought to investigate the perceptions of teachers and students regarding competency-based education (CBE) principles at the College of Agriculture at Razi University. Design: This research is a comparative analysis of two groups. The first group consists of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Exner, Nina – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Data management is a way for liaison librarians to support faculty research. American liaison librarians face new demands in data management due to expanding public access guidelines. This article gives advice for librarians new to data management, with the specific case of agriculture. For librarians supporting agriculture, the United States…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Information Management, College Faculty, Academic Libraries
McNall, Sarah – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine South Western agriculture teacher's mathematical content knowledge. Mathematics and science are both essential to the field of agriculture; however, while science curriculum is currently integrated in many high school agricultural education classrooms, mathematics coverage is limited (Stubbs & Myers,…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Dhindsa, Harkirat S.; Md-Hamdilah, Amhra-Zawatil-Amal – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate perceptions of Bruneian lower secondary students, and, their teachers and parents of agriculture. Design/methodology/approach: The sample of the study was 151 lower secondary agriculture students, and, their 138 parents and eight teachers. The data, using one-shot case study (pre-experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Secondary School Students, Agricultural Education
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Rice, Amber H.; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This grounded theory study explored the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of experienced agriculture teachers in the plant sciences. The central phenomenon that emerged during data collection and analysis was the influence of beliefs on shaping participants' PCK. This finding guided subsequent collection and analysis that resulted in the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Grounded Theory
Wade, Sharlie Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Research in the field of agriculture education suggests that students who participate in agriculture education lessons are likely to benefit in knowledge and comprehension of the topic. It was not known how 4th grade students from a Utah public school district envisioned agricultural concepts after being exposed to a four-lesson classroom unit.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Grade 4, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Ruth, Taylor K.; Settle, Quisto; Rumble, Joy N.; McCarty, Keelee – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The public has more choices than ever when it comes to choosing media, which has led to gaps in knowledge across members of the public. Investigating motivational differences across demographic groups to pay attention to agriculture-related news could address knowledge gaps related to agriculture-related issues. The Elaboration Likelihood Model…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Motivation, Attitude Change, Probability
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