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Longhurst, Max L.; Judd-Murray, Rose; Coster, Daniel C.; Spielmaker, Debra M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Modern societal functions for meeting basic needs contribute to the lack of understanding many Americans have about agriculture's connection to human health and environmental quality. Consequently, this limited understanding has produced a need to measure agricultural literacy to develop programming or enhance existing agricultural educational…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Knowledge Level, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Swafford, Marshall; Hagler, Paden – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
While agricultural mechanics, which includes metal fabrication, continues to be popular among school-based agricultural education (SBAE) students (Hubert & Leising, 2000), the number of required courses in agricultural mechanics for teaching certification in agricultural education is relatively low (Blackburn, Robinson, & Field, 2015).…
Descriptors: Metallurgy, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Teacher Education Programs
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Brandt, Molly; Forbes, Cory; Keshwani, Jenny – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The public is more disconnected from agriculture than ever. Americans are now two to four generations removed from the farm with a majority of Americans having no direct experience in agriculture. As a result, the public lacks the knowledge and appreciation of the food, fuel, and fiber it demands. The National Agricultural Learning Objectives…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Scientific Literacy, Agricultural Education, Evidence Based Practice