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Cramer, Sarah E.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
School gardens and garden-based learning, though not new in the landscape of United States public education, have gained great popularity in recent years. Scholars from myriad disciplines have examined school garden programs' impact on outcomes ranging from standardized test scores to childhood obesity. As school gardens become commonplace across…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Nonformal Education, Gardening, Public Schools
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In the 1990s, higher education institutions began to dedicate substantial resources to support the integration of service-learning (SL) in courses across university campuses. However, a dearth in the knowledge base endures in regard to understanding how faculty members', and especially agricultural education teacher educators', underlying beliefs…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Service Learning, Agricultural Education, Teacher Educators
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Service-learning (SL) appears to have influenced school-based, agricultural education (SBAE) since its early inception. And current trends suggest the method may be gaining increased interest in the discipline. However, little is known about the role that agricultural education teacher educators' beliefs and intentions play in deterring SL's use…
Descriptors: Barriers, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education
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Norris, Shannon L.; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Leggette, Holli R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Meeting the demands of a proficient scientific workforce depends on students' communication skill preparation. To describe students' self-perceptions of their communication skills, we surveyed 315 students in Texas A&M University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Participants noted they were most proficient in their ability to listen…
Descriptors: College Students, Agricultural Education, Communication Skills, Employment Qualifications
Yopp, Ashley M.; McKim, Billy R.; Homeyer, Megan M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
In this collective case study, we described three agricultural education programs that challenge stereotypes of agricultural education in urban settings. We observed and interviewed teachers in different environments and, in many cases, while working with students. Observations were made in classrooms and laboratories at secondary schools, in…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Familiarity, Agricultural Education
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McKim, Aaron J.; Pauley, Catlin M.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Providing interdisciplinary learning opportunities in agriculture, food, natural resources (AFNR), and science is critically important. School-based agricultural education offers a valuable platform to connect AFNR and science; however, interdisciplinary teaching requires willing and able teachers. The current study considered the intentions of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Food, Teaching Methods
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Lambert, Misty D.; Stewart, Josh; Claflin, Kellie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The relevance of experiential learning and opportunities a school farm can provide, along with the acknowledgment of potential barriers and the current deficit of research on school farms in Oregon make this study useful as a starting point in this line of exploration and in the preparation of teacher candidates. This study intended to gather…
Descriptors: Barriers, Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning, Agricultural Production
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Diaz, John M.; Warner, Laura A.; Webb, Susan T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
School gardens programs and garden-based education are positioned to become fixtures in educational institutions given recent trends and the national interest in gardens at school sites. Agricultural education professionals have integrated school gardens into core science, social studies, math, and language arts courses as well as agricultural…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, Program Effectiveness
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Colclasure, Blake C.; LaRose, Sarah E.; Warner, Anna J.; Ruth, Taylor K.; Bunch, J. C.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Acceleration of courses has been documented to achieve an extended academic calendar, financial benefits to universities, time savings for professors, and provide more flexibility for students. The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers' learning experiences while enrolled in two accelerated teacher preparation courses. Results…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Student Attitudes, Stress Variables, Program Effectiveness
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Wells, Trent; Smalley, Scott W.; Rank, Bryan D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Laboratory instruction is an important component of school-based agricultural education (SBAE) programs (Phipps, Osborne, Dyer, & Ball, 2008). Early field experience (EFE) coursework can be an important component of agricultural teacher preparation programs (Retallick & Miller, 2007). Through the use of a modified photovoice technique, we…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning, Photography, Preservice Teachers
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Clemons, Christopher A.; Heidenreich, Abigail E.; Lindner, James R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess secondary agriscience teachers' perceptions, expertise, and importance of agriculture content areas in the curriculum. To accomplish this study the following objectives framed the investigation: describe Alabama secondary agriscience teachers by personal characteristics including teacher certification…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Expertise
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Heinert, Seth B.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Entrepreneurship in rural areas has been seen as a potential tool to mitigate rural outmigration. Entrepreneurship has long been a part of the comprehensive model for school based agricultural programs in the United States, often emphasized through Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (SAEP). Using case study methodologies, this study…
Descriptors: Profiles, Entrepreneurship, Case Studies, Rural Areas
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Service-learning's (SL) discourse is written as a story of victory, achievement, and transformation in school-based, agricultural education (SBAE). The resources dedicated to improving both learning and communities through SL can be significant. Little work, however, has been put forth to examine this victory narrative's underlying assumptions and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Agricultural Education, Periodicals, Social Influences
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Smith, H. Eric; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Burnett, Michael F. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this preexperimental study was to determine the effects of a blended learning environment on school-based agricultural education students' ability to identify 30 species of trees by leaves. Louisiana agriculture teachers were recruited based on district policy regarding whether students could use smartphones for learning in the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Sorensen, Tyson J.; Lawver, Rebecca G.; Hopkins, Nicole; Jensen, Beth; Dutton, Cassidy; Warnick, Brian K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The student teaching practicum experience is designed to give preservice teachers practical experience with teaching and is an important step in their development. While literature in agricultural education exists about preservice teacher professional development, little is known about the developmental process of agriculture teachers during the…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Self Concept, Agricultural Education, Practicums
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