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Bradford, Timothy, Jr.; Hock, Gaea; Greenhaw, Laura; Kingery, William L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Currently, less than 3% of the U.S. population lives on a farm (Riedel, 2006). Technological advances and mechanization coupled with other societal factors, have led to the decline of an agriculturally literate population (Kovar & Ball, 2013). Blair (2009) identified one strategy for increasing agricultural literacy as implementing education…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Direct Instruction, Agricultural Education, Private Schools
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Thiel, Brooke L.; Marx, Adam A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the association between involvement in agriscience research SAEs and student's perceptions of 21st century skill attainment. Tenth through twelfth grade students enrolled at three purposely selected high schools were surveyed to assess their current level of perceived 21st century skills attainment.…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Correlation, Agriculture, Research
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McElravy, L. J.; Hastings, Lindsay J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The transfer of leadership to younger generations is an important factor in agricultural communities and is likely one reason developing leaders is a central mission of many youth organizations, including 4-H and FFA. In adults, researchers have extensively explored the relationship between personality traits and leadership (Judge, Bono, Ilies,…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Personality Traits, Emotional Intelligence, Youth Programs
Scales, Jason; Terry, Robert, Jr.; Torres, Robert M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
For the past two decades, the idea of integrating more science concepts into the secondary agriculture curriculum has gained support. The purpose of this study was to assess the confidence and competence of agriculture instructors to teach concepts related to science. The sample was derived from the population of agriculture instructors teaching…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Biological Sciences, Grade 9, Scientific Concepts