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Lamm, Kevan W.; Powell, Alyssa N.; Holt, Jessica; Borron, Abigail; Atkins, D. Keith – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Rural stress is the physiological reaction brought upon by internal and socioeconomic stressors characteristic of rural residents. This type of stress is exacerbated by the complex issues facing rural populations and serves to inhibit the growth of vibrant, resilient communities. The current study sought to construct and validate an instrument…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Stress Variables, Rural Extension, Physiology
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Urban, Emily; Navarro, Maria; Borron, Abigail – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Faculty development programs for internationalization of the curriculum in higher education are often evaluated for short- and medium-term outcomes, but more long-term assessments are needed to determine impact. This study examined the long-term (6 years) impacts on faculty from colleges of agriculture after participating in a one-year…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Higher Education, Global Approach, Program Effectiveness
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Alexander, Jackson C.; Rucker, K. Jill; Graham, Donna L.; Miller, Jefferson D.; Apple, Jason K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study characterized perceptions of agricultural leadership programs in colleges of agriculture, food, life, human, or environmental sciences at 1,862 land-grant institutions. Objectives included describing the need for programs, studying evolution within the discipline, discussing faculty recommendations for future development, and examining…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Education, Leadership Training, Agricultural Colleges
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Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Rubenstein, Eric D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Much is known about the benefits of interacting with animals for learners. However, little is known about the animals' potential influence on the communication ability of the presenter/educator. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the experience of undergraduate students who used live animals (baby chicks, turtles, salamanders,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Animals, Communication Skills, Environmental Education
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
Duncan, Dennis W.; Collins, Ashley; Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Knauft, David Alan; Berle, David C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
School gardens have been an active part of United States schools since 1890, when the first school garden was established in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Since the turn of the 20th century school gardens have greatly expanded to include inner city schools in some of the largest metropolitan areas of the country. Since the early 1990s, school gardens…
Descriptors: Gardening, School Activities, Program Effectiveness, Urban Youth
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Rubenstein, Eric D.; Thoron, Andrew C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
SAE programs were designed as an integral component in SBAE. However, participation has continued to decline. This qualitative study examined exemplary SAE programs in rural SBAE to discover factors that were working in SAE development and implementation. Through focus groups, individual and informal interviews, and observations, two themes that…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Rural Education, Program Development, Program Implementation