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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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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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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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Eck, Christopher J.; Ramsey, Jon W. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
Cooperating teachers are a key component to the success of student teaching internships, serving an integral part in "raising" a teacher. To effectively facilitate the student teaching internship, teacher preparation programs must identify cooperating teachers who align philosophically with the pedagogical training delivered by…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Roberts, Grady; Hilliard, Cacee; Calixte, Christelle – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
Tomorrow's agricultural workforce will face challenges in the form of complex problems that transcend disciplinary boundaries, including food security. Addressing these complex issues requires professionals to work within and across disciplines in ways that may not have been required in previous generations. Teaching using an interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Interdisciplinary Approach