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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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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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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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Pantleo, Michael; Conrad, Michelle; Parr, Kemaly; Parr, Brian – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
This study was conducted using quantitative methods to determine if a relationship exists between former Agriculture Career and Technical Education (CTE) concentrators' Technical Skills Assessment (TSA) performance and their attaining related placement after high school. The study included data from 13,581 agriculture students who graduated during…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Skills, Evaluation
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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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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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