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Garton, Bryan L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Dr. Bryan L. Garton presented the 2018 AAAE Distinguished Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Agricultural Education in Charleston, South Carolina in May 2018. The article is a philosophical work based upon the author's experiences in the agricultural education profession and in higher education.
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Higher Education, Agricultural Education, Educational Benefits
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Ebner, Paul; McNamara, Kevin; Deering, Amanda; Oliver, Haley; Rahimi, Mirwais; Faisal, Hamid – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Afghanistan remains an agrarian country with most analyses holding food production and processing as key to recovery. To date, however, there are no public or private higher education departments focused on food technology. To bridge this gap, Herat University initiated a new academic department conferring BS degrees in food technology. Models for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production
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Urban, Emily; Navarro, Maria; Borron, Abigail – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Faculty development programs for internationalization of the curriculum in higher education are often evaluated for short- and medium-term outcomes, but more long-term assessments are needed to determine impact. This study examined the long-term (6 years) impacts on faculty from colleges of agriculture after participating in a one-year…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Higher Education, Global Approach, Program Effectiveness
Roberts, T. Grady; Rodriguez, Mary T.; Gouldthorpe, Jessica L.; Stedman, Nicole L. P.; Harder, Amy; Hartmann, Marta – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The National Research Council (2009) emphasized the importance of enhancing the undergraduate experience to better prepare graduates to work in a global economy. The NRC went further to suggest college faculty might need professional development to make appropriate changes. In 2010, as a part of a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant, eight…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change
Lamm, Kevan W.; Sapp, L. Rochelle; Lamm, Alexa J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Transformational leadership has served as a model for positive, individual-focused leadership, based on its emphasis on motivation and higher levels of organizational performance. Change is a constant for faculty that become leaders within the Land Grant University System. Changes to governance and accountability of institutions and threats to…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Transformational Leadership, Governance, Accountability
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Hurst, Sara D.; Conner, Nathan W.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Blythe, Jessica; Giorgi, Aaron; Rubenstein, Eric D.; Futrell, Angel; Jenkins, Jenny; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
A team of nine researchers from the United States spent 10 days exploring the formal agricultural education system in Trinidad and Tobago from primary education through postgraduate education. Data were collected from interviews and observations from students, teachers/instructors, and agricultural producers. The team concluded that (a) the people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Perry, Dustin K.; Retallick, Michael S.; Paulsen, Thomas H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Due to an ever changing world where technology seemingly provides endless answers, today's higher education students must master a new skill set reflecting an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and communications. The purpose of this study was to establish a departmental benchmark for critical thinking abilities of students majoring…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Agricultural Education, Benchmarking, Higher Education
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Kleihauer, Sarah; Stephens, Carrie; Hart, William E.; Stripling, Christopher T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
There is a disproportionate ratio of men to women in leadership roles in higher education and agriculture. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the lives of women deans in agriculture in an attempt to conceptualize the leadership styles they have developed as a result of their positions as deans in a predominantly male field. Six…
Descriptors: Deans, Women Administrators, Females, Qualitative Research
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Calvin, Jennifer; Pense, Seburn L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
This qualitative study utilized focus group interviews of secondary Illinois agricultural education teachers to investigate the continuing problem of student recruitment into teacher preparation pro-grams of agricultural education. Using signal theory, image theory and person-organization fit theory, the researchers identified five themes relating…
Descriptors: Barriers, Student Recruitment, Agricultural Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Lamm, Alexa J.; Lamm, Kevan W.; Strickland, L. Rochelle – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Many outside influences are altering higher education including a decline in resources, changes in student demographics, the impacts of technology, and the shift to an information age. The need for faculty members to become leaders that can handle swift changes to the culture of Colleges of Agriculture within the land-grant system are needed now…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Land Grant Universities, College Faculty, Leadership Role
Gill, Bart E.; Russell, Mark; Rayfield, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Graduate students depend on their advisors to assist them in accomplishing their career goals and ambitions. According to the mentoring-empowered model, as proposed by Selke and Wong (1993), the roles that an advisor plays are: teacher, encourager, role model, counselor, and sponsor-socializer. The purpose of this study was to determine the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Leadership, Communications, Mentors
Franklin, Edward A.; Molina, Quintin F. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to report findings from a survey of AAAE-member colleges and universities' involvement in professional induction activities of agricultural education teachers. The basis for this research comes from five teacher induction program goals proposed by Johnston and Kay (1987) that serve as a context for presenting the data.…
Descriptors: Faculty Workload, Agricultural Education, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers
Mazurkewicz, Melissa; Harder, Amy; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Higher education institutions are attempting to use teaching farms to provide hands-on learning experiences to students, but there is a lack of research on the degree of cognitive engagement at teaching farms. Kolb's model provided the theoretical framework for assessing evidence of experiential learning in courses using teaching farms.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Evidence, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the mathematics ability of the nation's preservice agricultural education teachers. Based on the results of this study, preservice teachers were not proficient in solving agricultural mathematics problems, and agricultural teacher education programs require basic and intermediate mathematics as their…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, College Mathematics
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Sankey, Laura L.; Foster, Daniel D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
As our economy calls for improved employment skills, educational institutions must provide quality teaching to prepare students for success. Researchers purport that an important factor in determining student learning is the teacher, and that one of the most prominent factors in student achievement is teacher quality. The search for the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Awards, Teaching Methods
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