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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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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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Gauthier, Thomas – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
Community colleges are the leaders in facilitating career and technical education (CTE), and faculty help develop program offerings on campus. This study explored faculty perceptions of community college CTE programs using the survey research method. Participants included 36 faculty members from various disciplines from 15 state colleges in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig; Ivey, Toni A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This study sought to understand the service-learning beliefs and intentions of agricultural education teacher educators. We collected quantitative data through a web-based survey instrument and course syllabi. Variables yielding statistically significant relationships were analyzed using cluster analysis, which produced three unique clusters…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Service Learning
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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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McCubbins, O. P.; Paulsen, Thomas H.; Anderson, Ryan – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
Student engagement is an important consideration across all levels of education. The adoption of student-centered teaching methods is an effective way to increase student engagement. Student engagement is at risk when instructor expectations and student participation in purposeful engagement activities are not aligned. Traditionally, student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Group Activities, Capstone Experiences, Student Attitudes
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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
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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
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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