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D'Angelo, Tyler; Harsh, Jessica; Bunch, J. C.; Lamm, Alexa; Thoron, Andrew; Roberts, Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Faculty at universities must prepare students to successfully enter the workforce. Preparing students requires effective teaching, but excellence in teaching is complex and can be difficult to achieve. To capitalize on excellent and effective teaching, a teaching philosophy is necessary to embody the teaching faculty members' personal philosophy…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Agricultural Colleges, Cognitive Style, Philosophy
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McKim, Aaron J.; Raven, Matt R.; Palmer, Abbey; McFarland, Ashley – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Mitigating socio-ecological problems like pollution, climate change, and environmental degradation is increasingly essential to sustaining life on Earth. The urgency required to address these challenges throughout Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Education while simultaneously enhancing the quality of educational experiences offered…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Environmental Education, Place Based Education, School Community Relationship
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Jones, Mason C.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine and describe the historical role of competition as an instructional approach in School-Based, Agricultural Education (SBAE). Pragmatism was found to be the philosophical underpinning of competition in SBAE, and the influences of William James and John Dewey were described. The growth of new National FFA…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Competition, Teaching Methods, Educational History
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Feldpausch, Julie A.; Bir, Courtney L.; Widmar, Nicole J. Olynk; Zuelly, Stacy M.; Richert, Brian T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
There is an ever-imminent need for career-ready graduates from collegiate agriculture programs. Generational shifts in attitudes and background experiences of agricultural students challenge educators to maintain curricular programming which establishes a successful career trajectory for students. Students studying animal science and/or…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Success, College Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities
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Harder, Amy; Narine, Lendel K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Extension's ability to purposively develop the capacity of its agents to effectively work with and lead people is limited by a lack of data that identifies for which competencies agents need training. Interpersonal leadership competencies are widely recognized as important for Extension professionals and the literature indicates they are linked…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Qualities, Training
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Beattie, Peyton N.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Bunch, J. C.; Lundy, Lisa K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Traditionally, 4-H agents have been communicating with stakeholders through newsletters; either in print or online. 4-H agents have used social media as an additional tool to communicate with their stakeholders since its introduction. Social media communication can help maintain or increase stakeholder involvement in the 4-H program because a…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Social Media, Communication Strategies, Extension Agents
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Pauley, Catlin M.; McKim, Aaron J.; Curry, Kevin W., Jr.; McKendree, R. Bud; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Interdisciplinary learning experiences (i.e., experiences which illuminate learning of, and connections among, multiple disciplines) are essential to building a more robust understanding of the interconnections of multiple systems. Having an interdisciplinary understanding positively influences the ability of learners to contribute to solving…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Science Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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Hendon, Tori; Hainline, Mark S.; Burris, Scott; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Ritz, Rudy A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The profession of agricultural education is experiencing shortages across the nation. Texas is critically impacted due to the renewed emphasis of career and technical education. This leads to questions about the preparedness of recent college graduates to handle the demands placed upon agricultural educators. Starting in 2012, Texas Tech…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Agricultural Education, Student Teachers
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Bush, Sarah A.; Seibel, Megan M.; Corkins, Chelsea R.; Elliott-Engel, Jeremy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Leadership inquiry lacks robust studies designed to understand processes as opposed to outcomes. This qualitative case study explored the process of reflection through blogs to evaluate the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) program. We open-coded blog entries for reflection on capacity building and competency development…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Leadership Training, Agricultural Education
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Hainline, Mark S.; Wells, Trent – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
A historical portion of many school-based agricultural education (SBAE) programs, agricultural mechanics remains popular in schools across the nation. As such, pre-service and in-service teachers should be prepared to effectively deliver agricultural mechanics instruction (Burris, Robinson, & Terry, 2005). Agricultural education researchers…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Skills
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Clemons, Christopher A.; Lindner, James R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
This study investigated the characteristics and rationale for teacher longevity and success in the secondary agricultural education classroom. The population was 7,300 (N = 7,300) secondary agricultural education teachers in the United States instructing grades 6-12 during 2017-2018. The sample frame was obtained through the National Association…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Job Satisfaction
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Harder, Amy; Narine, Lendel K.; Wells, Ondine – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Determining strategies for success within the urban environment is necessary for Cooperative Extension to accomplish its mission, particularly given the large percentage of Americans who now reside in or near cities. Three levels of needs exist within a system such as Extension: primary user, service provider, and system resources. A needs…
Descriptors: Urban Extension, Counties, Needs, Strategic Planning
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Thiel, Brooke L.; Marx, Adam A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the association between involvement in agriscience research SAEs and student's perceptions of 21st century skill attainment. Tenth through twelfth grade students enrolled at three purposely selected high schools were surveyed to assess their current level of perceived 21st century skills attainment.…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Correlation, Agriculture, Research
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Sands, Kelsey R.; Sacquitne, Adam D.; Smalley, Scott W.; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
A quality program is the ultimate goal for many secondary agricultural education programs. To ensure quality agricultural education programs, standards were established to measure the extent agricultural education programs in Iowa were implementing standards. Utilizing Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior, researchers incorporated the Iowa Council…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary Education, Academic Standards, High School Teachers
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Bird, William A.; Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Civic engagement activities are utilized to enhance youth's citizenship skills and content knowledge, and to strengthen the community's status. Post-activity reflections can be utilized to strengthen the benefits of civic engagement activities but are often underutilized. This quasi-experimental study sought to determine the influence of guided…
Descriptors: Reflection, Citizenship Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Citizen Participation
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