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Alston, Antoine J.; Roberts, Richie; English, Chastity Warren – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Currently, the agricultural industry struggles to fill positions with qualified agricultural workers. Therefore, it is critical to attract high caliber individuals to agricultural degree programs that are prepared to enter the workforce with the skills needed to navigate complex issues and problems. The purpose of this national study was to…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Holistic Approach, Agricultural Education, College Students
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Teixeira, Kathryn L.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
The purpose of this historical study was to investigate the inclusion of students with special needs in school-based, agricultural education as reported by The Agricultural Education Magazine and the Journal of Agricultural Education over a time period of six decades. The impact of landmark legislation, such as the Vocational Education Act of…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Agricultural Education, Equal Education, Inclusion
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Swafford, Marshall; Anderson, Ryan – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
This national study used the Delphi method to identify perceived barriers women face in the pursuit of STEM careers. The study used a series of three web-based questionnaires. The first round of the study used a questionnaire with an open-ended question to facilitate the generation of a wide array of response categories. In round two, respondents…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Barriers, Females, STEM Education
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Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay; Daniel, Kristy L.; García, Dana M.; Idema, Jenn L. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
To promote diversity within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce, we must identify factors that influence or hinder historically underrepresented minority (URM) students' persistence to degrees in STEM. We documented potential factors that influence students' persistence in an undergraduate biology program and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Biology, Majors (Students), Hispanic American Students
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McKim, Aaron J.; McKendree, Robert Bud; Pauley, Catlin M. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Educational games provide learners with team-based, experiential, and problem-centered learning opportunities. Therefore, educational games are recommended to encourage learner success in an increasingly complex and collaborative world. Research exploring interventions to increase teacher affinity toward games is needed to inform expansion of…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Agricultural Education, Natural Resources, Teaching Methods
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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
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Eck, Christopher J.; Ramsey, Jon W.; Smith, Nathan – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
This collective case study explored the integration of video reflection during the 15-week clinical teaching internship at three distinct points in time. Weeks three, seven, and 11 were investigated to determine if the integration of video reflection improved the quality of teacher candidate reflection and to gauge teacher candidates' views on…
Descriptors: Agriculture Teachers, Teacher Interns, Agricultural Education, Reflection
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Colclasure, Blake C. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Community colleges have a strong history of providing vocational education and occupational training to meet changing workforce demands of local industries. In the Midwest, agricultural industries have expressed an expanding need for middle-skilled workers with postsecondary, pre-baccalaureate credentials. The 21st century agricultural landscape…
Descriptors: Entry Workers, Job Skills, Minimum Competencies, College Graduates
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Toombs, Jessica M.; Ramsey, Jon W. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Literature supports benefits of mentoring for induction-year school-based agricultural education (SBAE) teachers. Yet for the past 15 years, no structured mentoring program has been offered for Oklahoma SBAE induction-year teachers. This study sought to find consensus among an expert panel representing Oklahoma SBAE regarding the impact on…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Agricultural Education
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Hernández-Gantes, Victor M.; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Keighobadi, Sasha – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how a career academy featuring an information technology (IT) theme approached the adoption of the model and the particular curricular focus. We used a case study design to explore the experiences of school personnel and community partners associated with the implementation of the career academy. We found…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Vocational Education, Program Implementation, Small Schools
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig; Ivey, Toni A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This study sought to understand the service-learning beliefs and intentions of agricultural education teacher educators. We collected quantitative data through a web-based survey instrument and course syllabi. Variables yielding statistically significant relationships were analyzed using cluster analysis, which produced three unique clusters…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Service Learning
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Vlacich, Robert K.; Threeton, Mark D.; Kim, Kyungin – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This study sought to identify which elements contribute to success on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification exam. Students at an eastern U.S. technical college who completed all of their automotive major courses and the ASE Student Certification exam during the spring 2017 semester were selected for the study. The results…
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Academic Achievement, Success
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Alston, Antoine J.; Roberts, Richie; English, Chastity Warren – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This national study examined effective student recruitment and retention practices used by colleges of agriculture in the United States among 1862 land-grant, 1890 land-grant, and non-land-grant institutions. Respondents reported that faculty at colleges of agriculture were primarily white. Through the analysis of sub-group percentages, the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Enrollment Management, Student Recruitment, School Holding Power
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Eck, Christopher J.; Ramsey, Jon W. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
Cooperating teachers are a key component to the success of student teaching internships, serving an integral part in "raising" a teacher. To effectively facilitate the student teaching internship, teacher preparation programs must identify cooperating teachers who align philosophically with the pedagogical training delivered by…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
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Holik, Michael – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to gather evidence from a CTE culinary arts program to determine if students perform better academically and are more engaged in the flipped classroom using digital technology, than a traditional classroom. The study included 24 participants in a postsecondary, CTE culinary arts program who were divided into two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement, Video Technology
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