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Mukembo, Stephen C.; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Ensuring food security for a growing populace amidst an aging farmer population together with a decline in youth engagement in agriculture remains a global challenge. This is more distressing for developing countries, such as Uganda, that rely on subsistence farming to meet their food production demands, including job-creation for at least 75% of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Entrepreneurship, Youth Employment, Active Learning
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Raczkoski, Brandon M.; Robinson, J. Shane; Edwards, M. Craig; Baker, Marshall A.; Gordon, Sarah R.; Cole, Ki – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
This study investigated the factor structure of the Perceived Costs of Studying Abroad Instrument (PCoSAI), as adapted from the expectancy-value-cost model instrument, with exploratory factor analysis (EFA) from 1 independent sample of students enrolled in a College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at Oklahoma State…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Motivation, Factor Structure, Expectation
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In the 1990s, higher education institutions began to dedicate substantial resources to support the integration of service-learning (SL) in courses across university campuses. However, a dearth in the knowledge base endures in regard to understanding how faculty members', and especially agricultural education teacher educators', underlying beliefs…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Service Learning, Agricultural Education, Teacher Educators
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Service-learning (SL) appears to have influenced school-based, agricultural education (SBAE) since its early inception. And current trends suggest the method may be gaining increased interest in the discipline. However, little is known about the role that agricultural education teacher educators' beliefs and intentions play in deterring SL's use…
Descriptors: Barriers, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education
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Eck, Christopher J.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Ongoing teacher shortages in SBAE have been a concern dating back to the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 (Hillison, 1987). This historical inquiry identified the longitudinal trends revealed by data derived from the supply and demand studies of SBAE teachers over a 51-year period, and how the studies and their reporting procedures evolved. On average,…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Agricultural Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education
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Jones, Mason C.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine and describe the historical role of competition as an instructional approach in School-Based, Agricultural Education (SBAE). Pragmatism was found to be the philosophical underpinning of competition in SBAE, and the influences of William James and John Dewey were described. The growth of new National FFA…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Competition, Teaching Methods, Educational History
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Raczkoski, Brandon M.; Robinson, J. Shane; Edwards, M. Craig; Baker, Marshall A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
To date, agricultural students' motivations regarding study abroad courses using the expectancy value-cost model of motivation have not been incorporated into study abroad research as potential factors influencing their choices to participate. In this paper, we present agricultural students' conceptualizations of their motivations to participate…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Study Abroad, Pilot Projects
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Service-learning's (SL) discourse is written as a story of victory, achievement, and transformation in school-based, agricultural education (SBAE). The resources dedicated to improving both learning and communities through SL can be significant. Little work, however, has been put forth to examine this victory narrative's underlying assumptions and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Agricultural Education, Periodicals, Social Influences
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Twenter, Jason P.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Vocational education, including SBAE, reoriented as its role in U.S. public schools and society changed. However, the types of facilities in which to teach SBAE have remained somewhat consistent, even as the program's curriculum became less dominated by a production agriculture orientation. We examined the historical evolution of learning spaces…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Lundry, Jerrod; Ramsey, Jon W.; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Agriculture is the nation's largest employer with more than 24 million people working in some phase of the agricultural industry; however, the knowledge and skills needed in today's agricultural industry are lacking. Assuring future generations are agriculturally literate and taught the significance of agriculture is crucial. Systematic delivery…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Benefits, Career Development, Faculty Development
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Mukembo, Stephen C.; Edwards, M. Craig; Ramsey, Jon W.; Henneberry, Shida R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The decline of youth engagement in agriculture worldwide amidst an increasing global population remains a big challenge to ensuring food security for future generations. This phenomenon is worsened by the shortage of professional female agriculturists, though they comprise about 60% to 80% of the traditional workforce in the agriculture sector of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Agricultural Occupations, Secondary School Students
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Krysher, Sheyenne; Robinson, J. Shane; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Several studies in agricultural education have assessed teacher self-efficacy of novice, first-year, and veteran teachers. Likewise, numerous studies have assessed the time students spend at their cooperating centers. However, a need existed to understand the influence of time allocation on teacher self-efficacy in a way that enabled human…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
American education's journey has witnessed the rise and fall of various progressive education approaches, including service-learning. In many respects, however, service-learning is still undergoing formation and adoption as a teaching method, specifically in School-Based, Agricultural Education (SBAE). For this reason, the interest existed to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Educational History
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Bunch, J. C.; Robinson, J. Shane; Edwards, M. Craig; Antonenko, Pavlo D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the lecture and discussion teaching methods and digital game-based learning on student achievement in agriculture and mathematics regarding a unit on swine diseases in animal science courses offered through secondary agricultural education programs in Oklahoma. Three research questions…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Animal Husbandry, Mathematics Achievement, Agricultural Education
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Mukembo, Stephen C.; Edwards, M. Craig; Ramsey, Jon W.; Henneberry, Shida R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
This embedded, quantitative case study included 102 participants who were members of Young Farmers Clubs (YFCs) from two secondary schools in eastern Uganda. The study's multifold purpose was to describe YFC members' personal characteristics and their reasons for joining the clubs. In addition, the study sought to determine the career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Clubs, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations
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