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Longhurst, Max L.; Judd-Murray, Rose; Coster, Daniel C.; Spielmaker, Debra M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Modern societal functions for meeting basic needs contribute to the lack of understanding many Americans have about agriculture's connection to human health and environmental quality. Consequently, this limited understanding has produced a need to measure agricultural literacy to develop programming or enhance existing agricultural educational…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Knowledge Level, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Skelton, Peter; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Levy, Natalie; Dormody, Thomas J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Inquiry-based teaching methods have been found to enhance students' abilities to understand the process of scientific inquiry. The purpose of this study was to determine if middle school students taught through an inquiry-based teaching approach consisting of scientific skill development, scientific knowledge, and scientific reasoning were more…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Brandt, Molly; Forbes, Cory; Keshwani, Jenny – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The public is more disconnected from agriculture than ever. Americans are now two to four generations removed from the farm with a majority of Americans having no direct experience in agriculture. As a result, the public lacks the knowledge and appreciation of the food, fuel, and fiber it demands. The National Agricultural Learning Objectives…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Scientific Literacy, Agricultural Education, Evidence Based Practice
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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
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Golden, M. Elizabeth; Parr, Brian; Peake, Jason – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Like their students, middle school agricultural education instructors are a unique group with special needs and concerns. However, the needs of middle school teachers and their programs may be misunderstood and overlooked in the professional world when compared to secondary teachers and programs. While middle school programs are still relatively…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Grade 6