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Bush, Sarah A.; Seibel, Megan M.; Corkins, Chelsea R.; Elliott-Engel, Jeremy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Leadership inquiry lacks robust studies designed to understand processes as opposed to outcomes. This qualitative case study explored the process of reflection through blogs to evaluate the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) program. We open-coded blog entries for reflection on capacity building and competency development…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Leadership Training, Agricultural Education
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Robinson, Kelly; Westfall-Rudd, Donna; Drape, Tiffany; Scherer, Hannah – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
A curriculum framework to support the integration of academic content to support students' development of 21st century skills including critical thinking and problems solving skills is notably absent from agricultural education. An integrative agricultural education framework is conceptualized through a review of literature in STEM education to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Skill Development
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Bush, Sarah A.; Friedel, Curtis R.; Hoerbert, Lindsey R.; Broyles, Thomas W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
With an evolving and expanding agricultural industry, it is crucial to provide future professionals with valuable experiences and skills in problem solving, communication, and teamwork. Agricultural summer programs for secondary students, which provide cooperative learning experiences with a focus on group work and problem solving, aim to help…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Cooperative Learning, Peer Evaluation, Secondary School Students
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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
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
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Rateau, Richard J.; Kaufman, Eric K.; Cletzer, D. Adam – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
In our increasingly competitive and rapidly changing world, it is critical that college graduates enter the workforce with the requisite skills for lasting success. However, recent studies suggest employers increasingly identify a workforce readiness gap in core applied skills, which must be bridged by company investment. Teaching strategies that…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Workplace Learning, Classroom Techniques, College Graduates