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Feldpausch, Julie A.; Bir, Courtney L.; Widmar, Nicole J. Olynk; Zuelly, Stacy M.; Richert, Brian T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
There is an ever-imminent need for career-ready graduates from collegiate agriculture programs. Generational shifts in attitudes and background experiences of agricultural students challenge educators to maintain curricular programming which establishes a successful career trajectory for students. Students studying animal science and/or…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Success, College Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities
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Wang, Hui-Hui; Knobloch, Neil A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to develop a rubric that identified levels of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) lessons through agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) lessons that were developed and implemented in afterschool programs by preservice informal educators. The research study…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Food
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Korte, Debra S.; Simonsen, Jon C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Teacher self-efficacy impacts student achievement, job satisfaction, and teacher retention. Although the benefits of social support have been extensively studied in medicine and psychology, limited research has been completed in education to evaluate the ways in which social support contribute toward teacher self-efficacy. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Social Support Groups, Agricultural Education
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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
Knobloch, Neil A.; Brady, Colleen M.; Orvis, Kathryn S.; Carroll, Natalie J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Career development events develop career and life skills in youth, but limited work has been done to assess the motivation of students who participate in these events. The purpose of this study was to validate an instrument developed to measure youth motivation to participate in career development events. An instrument grounded in expectancy-value…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Program Validation, Career Development, Youth Programs
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LaFollette, Lindsay K.; Knobloch, Neil A.; Schutz, Michael M.; Brady, Colleen M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Exploratory discriminant analysis was used to determine the extent adult consumers' interest motivation to participate in a free educational dairy farm event and their beliefs of the dairy industry could correctly classify the respondents' predicted participation in a nonformal educational event. The most prominent conclusion of the study was that…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Agricultural Education, Discriminant Analysis, Predictor Variables