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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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Kosloski, Michael F.; Reed, Philip A.; Loya, Roberto; Abdelhamid, Mariam – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
This study examined the current climate of how Virginia CTE teachers perceive their profession and if they are encouraging their students to enter the teaching profession. A survey developed by the National Center for Education Statistics was submitted to CTE teachers in Virginia (n = 743) to address these questions. Descriptive statistics helped…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice
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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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Meighan, Lillian G.; Fuhrman, Nicholas E. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
Many studies have examined the positive learning outcomes of environmental education (EE), yet few have questioned the means for achieving such outcomes through non-formal teaching methods. Six interviews and four observations were conducted with 4-H environmental educators in Georgia. Study participants defined effective instruction in Georgia…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, Outcomes of Education