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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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Easterly, R.G., III.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Desimone's core features of professional development (PD) guides the PD for teachers. The purpose of this study was to examine the PD practice of School-Based Agricultural Education (SBAE) teachers in the enthusiastic and growing career stage. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with five teachers from five different states. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Faculty Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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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
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Simonsen, Jon C.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Foor, Ryan M.; Birkenholz, Robert J.; Foster, Daniel D.; Wolf, Kattlyn J.; Epps, Rebekah B. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Developing leaders is vital to the future of our nation. As institutions of higher education address the need for leadership through courses and experiences, there is a need to recognize and acknowledge the potential impact of high school activity participation on leadership development. This descriptive-correlational study surveyed first-time…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Participation, Correlation, Leadership Qualities
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Paulsen, Thomas H.; Martin, Robert A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this multi-state study was to identify agricultural education teachers' perceived level of importance regarding selected instructional supervisory practices used in the nonformal components of agricultural education. The theoretical frame supporting this study was the theory of andragogy. Data were reported on the perceived…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education, Supervisory Methods, Andragogy
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Paulsen, Thomas H.; Martin, Robert A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify beliefs held by agricultural education teachers regarding the supervision of instruction by the principal. This study was based on the work of Ferguson and Bargh (2004) regarding how social perception can automatically influence behavior. Data were reported on ten general beliefs regarding instructional…
Descriptors: Teacher Supervision, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
Birkenholz, Robert J.; Simonsen, Jon C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Academic program rankings are highly anticipated by many university administrators, faculty, and alumni. This study analyzed the perceptions of agricultural education departmental contact persons to identify esteemed post-secondary agricultural education programs and the distinguishing characteristics of each program. The ten most distinguished…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Administrators, Postsecondary Education, College Faculty
Faulkner, Paula E.; Baggett, Connie D.; Bowen, Cathy F.; Bowen, Blannie E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
Ethnic minority students traditionally pursue degrees and careers in the food and agricultural sciences at rates lower than their non-minority counterparts. To help improve upon this situation, the Food and Agricultural Sciences Institute (FASI) was created to expose academically talented high school students to opportunities within the food and…
Descriptors: Careers, Agricultural Education, Minority Groups, Laboratory Experiments
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Elbert, Chanda D.; Baggett, Connie D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2003
Secondary agriculture teachers (n=153) rated their current and desired levels of competence in working with students with disabilities. Lowest ratings went to preparation of individual education plans and vocational education plans, legal knowledge, knowledge of appropriate teaching methods, and ability to help students view assets and limitations…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Disabilities, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students
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Boone, Harry N.; Gartin, Stacy A.; Wright, Crystal B.; Lawrence, Layle D.; Odell, Kerry S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2002
Responses from 118 of 314 secondary agriculture teachers indicated that three-fourths teach adults; about two-thirds identified with the progressive education philosophy, 21% with behaviorism; nearly half had no formal training in teaching adults. Effect size results suggest they may not have clearly defined adult education philosophies. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Educational Philosophy, Effect Size
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Rollins, Timothy J.; Scanlon, Dennis C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1991
Comparison of 224 Pennsylvania secondary agricultural education students with a national sample showed that (1) the Pennsylvania students' cognitive skills were less developed; (2) their preferred responses to information were auditory and emotive; (3) small group and hands-on were preferred environments; and (4) they were less likely to prefer…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, High Schools
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Ingram, Patreese D.; Nyangara, Florence M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1997
A survey of 67 Pennsylvania extension professionals and on-site reviews found minority representation on extension boards and committees ranged from 17-50%. Recruitment and retention problems included time constraints, lack of familiarity, transportation problems, and discomfort. (SK)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Cultural Pluralism, Extension Education, Minority Groups
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Rollins, Timothy J.; And Others – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1992
The learning style mean scores of 539 Pennsylvania 4-H members were below the national norm on 4 of 5 cognitive subscales. It was recommended that nonformal education such as 4-H stress such cognitive skills as ability to think, solve problems, and process information. (SK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agricultural Education, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style
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Rollins, Timothy J.; Golden, Kerry – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1994
In focus group interviews, 14 Pennsylvania Crop Management Association technicians identified their primary role as information providers and consultants, felt the need for better communication skills and training as nonformal adult educators, considered human resources the most valuable information sources, and believed farmers participated only…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Communication Skills
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Rollins, Timothy J.; Yoder, Edgar P. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1993
Cooperative extension agents in four areas (agriculture, 4-H/youth, family living, county directors) completed Kolb's Learning Style Inventory (n=211) to identify learning style preferences to develop the best ways to present state-level inservice education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cognitive Style, Extension Agents, Extension Education
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