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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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Dixon, Raymond A.; Eitel, Karla; Cohn, Teresa; Carter, Marcie; Seven, Kay – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
This study examined the process to identify required competencies for an entry-level position in the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management located in the Pacific Northwest. The overall goal was to provide content for a pedagogical framework to support Nez Perce students in the development of their STEM identity and to…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Animal Husbandry, Job Skills, Agricultural Occupations
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Chen, Xianglei – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
The skilled technical workforce (STW) comprises workers in occupations that require significant science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) skills but not a bachelor's degree for entry. The United States had over 17 million STW workers in 2017, and is expected to be short about 3.4 million workers who are qualified for the available…
Descriptors: Skilled Occupations, Technical Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Gender Differences
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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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Dixon, Raymond A.; Eitel, Karla; Zhu, Yudi – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the competencies that are required for entry-level forestry and fire management technicians. The strategy is a part of a larger goal to develop the STEM identity of Nez Perce students through the integration of relevant competencies in middle and high school curriculums. The DACUM process was used. Through…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, American Indian Education
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Kendricks, Kimberly D.; Arment, Anthony A.; Nedunuri, K. V.; Lowell, Cadance A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
Undergraduate minority retention and graduation rates in STEM disciplines is a nationally recognized challenge for workforce growth and diversification. The Benjamin Banneker Scholars Program (BBSP) was a five-year undergraduate study developed to increase minority student retention and graduation rates at an HBCU. The program structure utilized a…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
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Ferguson, Sarah L.; Kluttz-Drye, Benita; Hovey, Katrina A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This paper details a survey study of high school counselors' awareness of and comfort with advising students in technician/technologist careers. The survey focused on careers designated as Bright Outlook by the US Department of Labor to explore familiarity with these careers, the effectiveness of the current career advising process, and…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Training, Technical Occupations
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Tyson, Will – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore how technical skills taught and learned in Florida engineering and engineering technology-themed career academies fit technical skills desired by local employers in technology and manufacturing. The analysis utilized the narratives of 70 students and four teachers from career academies at four high schools…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Career Academies, Vocational Education, Technical Education