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Gates, Hailey R.; Borges, Bradley D.; Shoulders, Catherine W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
In an effort to measure the influence of an immersive recruitment event, we sought to evaluate high school students' perceptions toward university climate before and after engaging in a day-long event hosted as part of National Teach Ag Day. The Inviting School Survey-Revised (ISS-R) was administered via paper and pencil when the students arrived…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, College Environment, Student Recruitment
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Bolton, Andrew; Edgar, Don W.; Carter, Vinson – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This study sought to identify traits and characteristics of secondary agricultural education programs contributing to success. A three round modified Delphi survey technique was utilized to frame this study. The researchers utilized purposive sampling to select members for the jury comprised of secondary agricultural instructors identified as high…
Descriptors: Success, Secondary School Curriculum, Agricultural Education, Program Effectiveness
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Shoulders, Catherine W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
After decades of research in agricultural education on teacher knowledge, needs, behaviors, satisfaction, and attrition, calls for additional research and reform have remained fairly consistent. One potential factor influencing the rate at which these challenges are overcome is teacher professional identity, which shapes how teachers interpret and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Professional Identity, Teacher Characteristics, Faculty Development
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Sellick, Sable; Shoulders, Catherine W.; Johnson, Donald M.; Goodwin, H. L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
As teachers search for ways to improve their craft through reflection, critical friendships have proven to be effective at improving preservice and inservice teachers' reflective behaviors. This qualitative study sought to understand the experiences of agricultural education preservice teachers participating in critical friendships with other…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Friendship
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Shoulders, Catherine W.; Toland, Hannah – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Classroom and laboratory instruction, FFA, and SAE have long represented the complete agricultural education program via the three-component model. While the model depicts three circles of equal size to represent these components, the focus and level of emphasis of each component within the agriculture program is the decision of the agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Generational Differences, Teaching Methods, Intention
Lamm, Kevan W.; Carter, Hannah S.; Lamm, Alexa J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The ability to evaluate and accurately articulate the outcomes associated with leadership development programs is critical to their continued financial and administrative support. With calls for outcome-based accountability, the need for rigorous evaluation is particularly relevant for those programs administered through the Cooperative Extension…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Program Effectiveness
Shoulders, Catherine W.; Edgar, Don; Bolton, Andrew – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The aspects that make up the student teaching experience, from site placement to feedback received from site and university supervisors, are each influential on the quality of the student teaching experience. Whether made consciously or unconsciously, university supervisors must decide whether to allocate observations by student, wherein each…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Supervisors, Observation
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Pennington, Kristin; Calico, Carley; Edgar, Leslie D.; Edgar, Don W.; Johnson, Donald M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The University of Arkansas developed and integrated visual communications curriculum related to agricultural communications into secondary agricultural programs throughout the state. The curriculum was developed, pilot tested, revised, and implemented by selected secondary agriculture teachers. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Visual Stimuli, Communication Strategies, Prior Learning