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Park, HwaChoon; Lee, Sangsoo – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the sense of community of South Korean high school students as measured by a Korean version of the Sense of Community Index 2 (KSCI2) and examine the effect of two factors of the KSCI2, reinforcement of needs and influence, on students' life satisfaction as measured by the Satisfaction with Life Scale…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Life Satisfaction, Student School Relationship, Gender Differences
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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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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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Austin, Ashley L.; Vincent, Stacy K.; Kirby, Andrea – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
For generations, researchers have examined attributes that contribute to the adaptability of low socioeconomic youth. Attributes that help one become resilient are known as protective factors. The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore the protective factor(s) that contributed to the enrollment of first-generation, low-socioeconomic…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Socioeconomic Status, Low Income Students, Land Grant Universities
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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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Alston, Antoine J.; Anderson, Ryan; English, Chastity W.; Wakefield, Dexter B. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
The Power, Structural, and Technical Systems (PST) Career Pathway is one of eight within the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster; this pathway provides the curriculum that includes outdoor power equipment content. The perceived workforce readiness and skills needed in this pathway and related future trends were analyzed for…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, Equipment Maintenance, Power Technology
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Graham, Cassie M.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
This study's purpose was to understand the historical evolution of the supervision of school-based, agricultural education (SBAE). Supervision as a concept is described, including its emergence as an integral part of public school education in the United States. Moreover, the perspectives of early leaders of vocational education, such as Charles…
Descriptors: Supervision, Agricultural Education, Vocational Education, Federal Legislation
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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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Oh-Young, Conrad; Gordon, Howard R. D.; Xing, Xue; Filler, John – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
Meta-analytic studies are syntheses of literature in which researchers use statistical means to summarize the findings presented across primary studies. They are of great interest in the fields of medicine and social sciences with numerous examples published in peer-reviewed journals. However, it appears that career and technical education (CTE)…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Vocational Education, Educational Research, Researchers
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Smalley, Scott W.; Sands, Kelsey – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
Agricultural education programs are one component of Career and Technical Education (CTE). For CTE to be effective, educators teaching CTE courses must be able to make connections between the curriculum and real-life situations. This qualitative study explored self-reported perceptions of CTE by pre-service students. Wigfield and Eccles'…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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McKim, Aaron J.; Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKendree, R. Bud; Pauley, Catlin M. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
The current analysis foregrounded postsecondary agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) education programs through an analysis of learning community, social community, general self-efficacy, and major commitment. Analysis identified statistically significant differences in major commitment perceived by year in school, with students earlier…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Agricultural Education, Natural Resources, Postsecondary Education
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Lambeth, Jeanea M.; Joerger, Richard M.; Elliot, Jack – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
This article promotes the idea that clearly focused scholarly inquiry needs direction developed through a collaborative and informative process. The authors propose that the National CTE Research Agenda adopted in 2008 should be revised and updated to reflect the contemporary issues and policies of the career and technical education profession.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Research, Agenda Setting, Educational Policy
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Eve-Marie Sanok, Danielle; Stripling, Christopher T.; Stephens, Carrie A.; Griffith, Andrew P. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the factors impacting former National FFA Organization (FFA) members' decision to discontinue FFA membership after high school. Data were collected using focus groups. Data indicated areas of improvement for how to retain membership on the alumni level within colleges and other local FFA Alumni chapters.…
Descriptors: Group Membership, High School Students, Student Organizations, Agricultural 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
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