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Windon, Suzanna R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Social scientists viewed job satisfaction as a worker's emotions and experience at workplace and his or her responses to that experience. The program assistants are essential extension employees who help extension educators recruit clientele and deliver educational programs. This study was conducted to determine the factors affecting program…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Extension Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, State Universities
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Huynh, Phuong Bach; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Dooley, Kim E.; Strong, Robert, Jr.; Dooley, Larry M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In an effort to evaluate the current use of case studies as a teaching technique in postsecondary agricultural education and to develop a model for integrating technologies into the case study technique (CST), a qualitative study was conducted that explored the current use of case studies, examined the effectiveness of the technique, and explored…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Doss, William; Rayfield, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Changes in Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs) and a lack of SAE category knowledge have been identified as causes to declining SAE participation (Dyer & Osborne, 1995; Steel, 1997; Wilson & Moore, 2007). Recently, the National Council for Agricultural Education and the National FFA Organization have redefined SAE and created new…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Field Experience Programs, Program Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Johnson, Donald M.; Shoulders, Catherine W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
One of the keystones of scientific disciplines is the production and dissemination of quality, valid research. Within the Journal of Agricultural Education, traditions passed down from mentor to mentee have led to the establishment of magic words and symbols that, while used to meet criteria for acceptance for publication, actually obscure and…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Statistical Analysis, Behavior Theories, Periodicals
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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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Lamm, Kevan W.; Priest, Kerry L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Today's agricultural leaders face complex challenges. On a global scale, pressing issues around land use, food production and security, natural resource management, energy consumption, and climate change drive the need for systemic, innovative, collaborative solutions. For over four decades, adult agricultural leadership programs have represented…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Agricultural Education, Predictor Variables, Satisfaction
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Stair, Kristin; Figland, Whitney; Blackburn, Joey; Smith, Eric – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
For decades, teacher education programs have suffered from teacher shortages in many content areas. Due to high teacher turnover rate there has been an increase in the number of teachers who are entering the field through alternative certification programs. It has been noted that the professional development needs of traditionally and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Certification
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Smith, H. Eric; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Burnett, Michael F. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The smartphone is perhaps the most influential device in modern society. Research has indicated students perceived that using smartphones in the classroom aided learning. However, most American high schools ban students from using phones in the classroom. Previous research supports the idea that advanced smartphone applications in student-centered…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Sheehan, C. Zane; Moore, Lori L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
As novice teachers gain experience, they are more efficacious and likely to overcome adversity. The more authentic, rigorous, and frequent the experience in preservice methods coursework, the better prepared candidates are to teach. We used a mixed methods, convergent, nested design to examine the Teacher Self-Efficacy (TSE) of 21 SBAE preservice…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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Akins, Jessica L.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Telg, Ricky; Abrams, Katie; Meyers, Courtney; Raulerson, Becky – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The agriculture and natural resources (ANR) sectors are facing many complex and controversial issues today, including animal health, biotechnology, climate change, food safety, food security, invasive species, marketing and trade, and water. Undergraduate students, as the future ANR workforce, must use critical thinking skills to find solutions to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Case Studies, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Critical Thinking
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O'Malley, Adam M.; Roberts, Richie; Stair, Kristin S.; Blackburn, J. Joey – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In spring 2018, nine agriculture students from Louisiana State University traveled to Nicaragua for a study abroad course. During this experience, students explored agricultural industries and engaged in cultural tours as well as in a service-learning project. Evidence has demonstrated that such experiences can transform students' intercultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Study Abroad, Service Learning
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Warner, Laura A.; Silvert, Colby J.; Benge, Matt – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The objective in this study was to explore factors that shape how residents manage their home landscapes, and we applied Rogers' (2003) Diffusion of Innovations to understand fertilizer practices and implications for Extension programming to address non-point source pollution. Data were drawn from a statewide survey of 1,197 Floridians. We…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Innovation, Educational Needs, Extension Education
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Baker, Marshall A.; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Understanding the teaching and learning paradigm is a relentless search for educators. Because individual students bring their own learning style preferences to the learning environment, teachers are asked to consider and even adjust their teaching to these preferences to improve student learning. In Kolb's (1984) experiential learning theory,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Secondary School Students, Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning
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Smalley, Scott W.; Rank, Bryan D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
School-based agriculture teachers (SBAE) hold many roles inside and outside of the school. Identifying and understanding the many roles an agriculture teacher may have in their career is an important part of an early field experience (EFE). In this study, EFE students (n = 18) submitted written reflections focused on the role of an agriculture…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching, Field Experience Programs
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Scherer, Hannah H.; McKim, Aaron J.; Wang, Hui-Hui; DiBenedetto, Catherine A.; Robinson, Kelly – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The world demands individuals with knowledge and skills in agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) paired with proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Current models for STEM education call for interdisciplinary approaches in which learners address real-world challenges, indicating high potential…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Foods Instruction, Natural Resources, Environmental Education
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