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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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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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Valentine, Kesha S.; Kosloski, Michael F. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
Career literacy is a concept that is often misunderstood, yet it is something that can be developed to enhance youth's potential for career readiness and career growth. This study sought to determine the knowledge and skills required for career literacy and to identify the optimal time to acquire these skills. A four-round Delphi study was…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Careers, Skills, Adolescents
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Arnett-Hartwick, Sally E.; Cannon, John – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the challenges faced by secondary technology education (TE) teachers in Illinois. Specifically, the study sought to identify and categorize a list of challenges encountered during their first years in the TE profession as well as challenges that veteran TE teachers are facing in their current teaching…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Technology Education, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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Lichty, Jenny Ann; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
Literature on grading reveals that grading practices have not changed much since they were first introduced. However, with alternative approaches, such as standards-based grading, being introduced, it is important to look at how agricultural educators are using grades to evaluate student learning. The purpose of this study was to determine the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Grading, High School Teachers, Student Evaluation