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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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Hendrix, Rachel; Morrison, Carley C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine postsecondary agriculture students' perceptions of and their personal competence in various workforce readiness skills. In addition, we sought to determine students' views of the importance of workforce readiness skills. The findings indicate that the participants felt most confident in their abilities to…
Descriptors: College Students, Agricultural Education, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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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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Vincent, Stacy K.; Torres, Robert M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to describe the level of multicultural competence among secondary agriculture teachers in schools with a minimum of 30% ethnic minority student enrollment. Using the Multicultural Skills Awareness and Skill Survey-Teacher Form, teachers assessed their multicultural competence as did their students assess the teacher's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Multicultural Education
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McClure, Carli; Buquoi, Brittany; Kotrlik, Joe W.; Machtmes, Krisanna; Bunch, J. C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to determine the use of technology in youth programming by Extension youth development educators in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Data were collected via e-mail and a SurveyMonkey┬ę questionnaire. Extension educators are using some technology in youth development programming. More…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Rural Extension, Agricultural Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Crutchfield, Nina; Ritz, Rudy; Burris, Scott – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe factors that are related to agricultural educator career retention and to explore the relationships between work engagement, work-life balance, occupational commitment, and personal and career factors as related to the decision to remain in the teaching profession. The target population for…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Persistence, Family Work Relationship, Careers
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Uricchio, Cassandra; Moore, Gary; Coley, Michael – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Corn clubs played an important role in improving agriculture at the turn of the 20th century. Corn clubs were local organizations consisting of boys who cultivated corn on one acre of land under the supervision of a local club leader. The purpose of this historical research study was to document the organization, operation, and outcomes of corn…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Rural Extension, Youth Clubs
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King, Diana L.; Rucker, K. Jill; Duncan, Dennis W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Teacher attrition research in agricultural education has found that teachers are at high risk of leaving the profession early in their careers (Kelsey, 2006; Myers, Dyer, & Washburn, 2005; Heath-Camp & Camp, 1990). In addition, female teachers are more likely to leave the profession than male teachers (Kelsey, 2006; Thompson, 1986).…
Descriptors: Females, Women Faculty, Teacher Persistence, Gender Differences
Kessell, John; Wingenbach, Gary J.; Lawver, David – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between special education confidence, knowledge, and selected demographics of agricultural education student teachers in the American Association of Agricultural Education southern region. A significant, low, positive association existed between total confidence and knowledge of providing…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Agricultural Education, Disabilities, Knowledge Level
Sexton, Julie S.; Schilling, Jennifer K.; Taylor, Jan C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
The prevention of foodborne illness in childcare centers is a major public health concern. One prevention mechanism is the education of childcare providers. Because of the very diverse population in the childcare profession, the constant turnover rate and the need for high-quality, accessible training, providing this training proves to be an…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Prevention, Food Standards, Teaching Methods
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Sexton, Julie S.; Raven, Matt R.; Newman, Michael E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2002
A control group of 13 extension agents received traditional inservice training; 13 others used an interactive website. No posttest differences were found based on training method or level of computer anxiety at the knowledge level of Bloom's taxonomy. At the application level, the traditional group had higher scores. (Contains 27 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Anxiety, Conventional Instruction, Extension Agents, Inservice Education
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Jones, Kenneth R.; Bowen, Blannie E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1998
Study of 380 secondary students (55% agriscience, 45% biology) indicated that agriscience students were more positive about the image and future of agriscience; African Americans had more negative attitudes about agriscience; and those most likely to enroll in agriscience were male, more positive about the future of agriscience, or had agriscience…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Black Students, Enrollment Influences
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Lyles, Ivory W.; Warmbrod, J. Robert – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1994
In a survey, 214 of 232 Mississippi county extension coordinators, staff, and district/state administrators rated coordinators' administrative roles as important but had different expectations and perceptions of behavior for role performance. Inservice training should clarify expectations and emphasize four roles: program administration and…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Coordinators, Educational Needs, Expectation
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Newman, Michael E.; Johnson, Donald M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1994
Most of the 31 (of 39) teachers of pilot agriscience courses surveyed considered themselves competent and thought the units were important. Most pressing inservice needs were in the areas of biotechnology, computers, and mechanical/physical technology. Teachers perceived a lack of instructional materials for these and other less traditional areas,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Educational Needs, High Schools
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