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Dan Barry Croom – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2024
The Biltmore Forest School, despite its unusual existence within the affluent Biltmore Estate, played a crucial role in the early 20th-century American forestry movement. Founded by Carl A. Schenck and supported by George Vanderbilt II, the school aimed to educate foresters and promote sustainable forest management. However, many aspects of the…
Descriptors: Forestry, Conservation Education, Sustainable Development, Science Education History
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Sona Donayan – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2024
Certified dietary managers (CDMs) lead their food services team by ensuring food quality, safety, and palatability while applying nutrition principles to food purchasing, storage, preparation, and service. Despite labor shortages and forecasted growth in both healthcare and food services management jobs, approximately 30% of credentialing exam…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Food, Nutrition, Certification
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Lacee R. Boschetto; Brian K. Warnick – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2024
The role of secondary education is critical to preparing graduates for adulthood. This study explored the transition experiences of high school graduates and factors that impacted their preparation for adulthood. This descriptive study focused on the experiences of degree and non-degree-seeking graduates. Surveys were distributed to students…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Student Experience, High School Graduates, Adults
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Donald M. Johnson; Will Doss; Christopher M. Estepp – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2024
A posttest-only control group experimental design compared novice Arduino programmers who developed their own programs (self-programming group, n = 17) with novice Arduino programmers who used ChatGPT 3.5 to write their programs (ChatGPT-programming group, n = 16) on the dependent variables of programming scores, interest in Arduino programming,…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Technology Uses in Education, Natural Language Processing, Novices
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Parrella, Jean A.; Leggette, Holli R.; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Esquivel, Christi – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
The agricultural industry lacks qualified workers, suggesting students may not participate in opportunities that effectively develop their employability skills. We used a phenomenological case study approach to investigate Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students' career-readiness and factors influencing…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Agricultural Education, Employment Potential, Career Counseling
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LaRose, Sarah E.; Colclasure, Blake C.; Warner, Anna J.; Barry, Debra M.; Osborne, Edward O. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
School-Based agricultural education increasingly depends upon alternatively certified (AC) teachers to teach agriculture across the United States. Understanding why these individuals become teachers is an important step to better recruit and retain educators who do not complete traditional preparation programs. The purpose of our study was to…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Expectation, Alternative Teacher Certification, Agriculture Teachers
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Glennie, Elizabeth; Lauff, Erich; Studley, Roger; Dalton, Ben – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
Earning industry certifications helps people prepare for jobs in a range of careers. Doing so in high school may help students prepare for college as well. Using administrative data on two cohorts of first-time 9th graders in Florida, we examined whether earning a certification was associated with postsecondary enrollment and degree attainment and…
Descriptors: Career Pathways, Credentials, Certification, High School Students
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Johnson, Donald M.; Pate, Michael L.; Estepp, Christopher M.; Wardlow, George W. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
A replication study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of an instructional treatment based on self-efficacy theory when used with novice Arduino microcontroller users. Students (n = 32) in an introductory university agricultural systems technology course participated in a lesson on Arduino microcontrollers, circuit breadboarding, and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Computer Science Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Novices
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Brooke L. Thiel; Justin V. Benna; Breanna Pastir; Nikki Fideldy-Doll – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
The purpose of this study was to examine Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers' perceptions of feedback from supervisors. All CTE teachers in North Dakota were surveyed during early 2023. A series of one-way ANOVAs and t-tests were run to compare the differences in teachers' perceptions based upon reported professional characteristics. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teacher Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Supervisors
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Scott Straub; John Cannon; Carol Billing – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
This study aimed to assess the level of preparedness of alternatively licensed teachers who completed the Idaho CTE "InSpIRE" Educate program. A survey was distributed to 67 program completers, and the data were analyzed using statistical tools. The research found that participants believed "InSpIRE" provided adequate training…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Self Efficacy
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Zanele Muntu Gule; Edwards A. Alademerin; Marietta P. Dlamini – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
The skills gap between agricultural education graduates from the University of Eswatini (UNESWA) and what employers are searching for is growing. Literature informs that this is mostly owing to the world's rapid changes, with ICT serving as the primary change engine, necessitating new sets of abilities from graduates as well as up-to-date teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, 21st Century Skills, Job Skills
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Christopher J. Eck; Kristopher Rankin III; J. Shane Robinson – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
The emphasis for STEM integration in school-based agricultural education (SBAE) classrooms is imperative, resulting in a need for teacher educators to generate a positive view on the integration. Specifically, SBAE teacher aspirants need to be prepared to deliver relevant agricultural curriculum grounded in STEM. The purpose of the study was to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Agricultural Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary School Students
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Eric D. Rubenstein; Andrew Thoron; Taylor D. Bird – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
Over the years, examination of barriers to the development and implementation of Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs has gained traction. This has led the profession to investigate the relevance of SAE. In the conducted studies, the profession continually notes that SAE remains a foundational component and perhaps the only…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Rural Schools, Program Implementation, Program Development
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Zirkle, Chris; Laukia, Jari; Mauffret, David; Prudant Vilches, Sergio – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
Working between the formal education system and workplace, vocational education teachers contribute to the growth and development of a country's future workforce. Using interviews of university professors, examination of legislation and administrative rules and information obtained from applicable websites, this article compares two different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
The provision of support services has been found critical for meeting the needs of students and their families, but related research in predominantly low-income, African American/Black communities, is limited. Thus, through a case study we explored how a school, located in a low-income area with a predominantly African American/Black population,…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, African American Students, Career Academies, Pupil Personnel Services
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