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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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Hainline, Mark S.; Burris, Scott; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Ritz, Rudy A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Teachers are tasked with the important role of educating and empowering the Nation's youth. Although teaching is a rewarding vocation, teachers are subjected to risk and liabilities on a daily basis. The rising number of school-based litigation and the litigious nature of today's society bolster the need for teachers to abide and understand the…
Descriptors: School Law, Agricultural Education, Legal Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility
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Fischer, Laura M.; Cummins, R. Glenn; Gilliam, Kyle C.; Baker, Matt; Burris, Scott; Irlbeck, Erica – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Discussions on how to conserve and provide enough water has become one of the most highly debated issues in modern society. Although many Extension efforts have engaged the public in understanding behavior and attitudes toward water conservation, limited research has focused on understanding how agriculturalists respond to water conservation…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Concept), Conservation Education, Psychophysiology
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Greenhaw, Laura L.; Brashears, M. Todd; Burris, Scott; Meyers, Courtney; Morrison, Carley C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Secondary agricultural education has consistently faced a shortage of teachers for the past several decades. Because there are not enough newly qualified teachers certified annually to fill all the vacancies, attrition must be addressed. The purpose of this research was to develop and pilot test an attrition risk assessment instrument. Items were…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Test Construction, Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education
Ahrens, Chelsey Ann; Meyers, Courtney; Irlbeck, Erica; Burris, Scott; Roach, David – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Employers have identified oral and written communications skills to be the most important skills graduates should possess when entering the workforce. In order for faculty to better understand their students' oral and written communications skills, they should understand what apprehension the students have toward oral and written communications.…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, Communications, Student Attitudes, Agricultural Education
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Lemons, Laura L.; Brashears, M. Todd; Burris, Scott; Meyers, Courtney; Price, Margaret A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
There exists in our profession a persistent shortage of quality teachers in our high school agricultural education classrooms. A multitude of studies have identified challenges faced by agriculture teachers, however, few, if any, have investigated reasons for attrition by directly asking leavers why they left. This study sought to identify reasons…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Performance Factors, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Shortage
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Hainline, Mark S.; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Ritz, Rudy R.; Burris, Scott; Gibson, Courtney D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
With the high rates of agricultural teacher burnout and attrition in the United States, the need for teachers to strike a balance between their work and family responsibilities is imperative. The purpose of this research study was to explore the influence of gender on Texas agricultural teachers' perceived job obligations and family…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Persistence, Family Work Relationship
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Witt, Phillip A.; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Burris, Scott; Brashears, Todd; Burley, Hansel – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Teacher and student behaviors in the classroom have been linked to student achievement. The hands-on, real world experiences which students are offered through career and technical education courses provide an opportunity for agricultural education to make contributions to student achievement. The purpose of this study was to compare engaged time…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Comparative Analysis, Learner Engagement, Time Factors (Learning)
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Irlbeck, Erica; Adams, Shylo; Akers, Cindy; Burris, Scott; Jones, Stephanie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The number of first generation college students enrolling at universities is on the rise. These students often struggle with the transition into university life because of the lack of knowledge about this new environment. Some do not have support systems that are needed to be successful. Understanding how to assist these college students to…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Students, Student Motivation, Services
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Dodd, Caleb D.; Burris, Scott; Fraze, Steve; Doerfert, David; McCulloch, Abigail – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The incorporation of hot and cold food bars into grocery stores in an effort to capture a portion of the home meal replacement industry is presenting new challenges for retail food establishments. To ensure retail success and customer safety, employees need to be educated in food safety practices. Traditional methods of training are not meeting…
Descriptors: Training Methods, Nontraditional Education, Conventional Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ritz, Rudy; Burris, Scott; Brashears, Todd; Fraze, Steve – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a time management seminar on stress and job satisfaction of beginning agriscience teachers. The target population for this study consisted of agriscience teachers in the first or second year of tenure. All twenty-three (N = 23) beginning teachers from a selected region of the state…
Descriptors: Time Management, Seminars, Stress Management, Job Satisfaction
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Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Lambert, Misty D.; Thompson, Greg W.; Burris, Scott; Witt, Phillip A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
This descriptive-correlational study sought to investigate teachers' levels of Personal Science Teaching Efficacy (PSTE) and Science Teaching Outcome Expectancy (STOE) using the Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (STEBI). The population included all teachers completing a CASE Institute training session during summer 2010. Assessments…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Teachers
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Crutchfield, Nina; Ritz, Rudy; Burris, Scott – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe factors that are related to agricultural educator career retention and to explore the relationships between work engagement, work-life balance, occupational commitment, and personal and career factors as related to the decision to remain in the teaching profession. The target population for…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Persistence, Family Work Relationship, Careers
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Witt, Christy; Doerfert, David L.; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Burris, Scott; Lan, William – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Each year, approximately 1.3 million students fail to graduate from high school. One of the reasons cited for dropping out is a lack of connection to the school environment. One way students can connect to their school is through programs and organizations at their school. While there are a large variety of programs in schools that have the…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Agricultural Education, Mixed Methods Research, Influences
Burris, Scott; Keller, Jamie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to identify challenges faced by induction-year teachers in Texas. The target population for the study was induction teachers in Texas during the 2005-2006 school year (N = 98). A census was conducted and 73 teachers responded resulting in a 77% response rate. Data were collected using an electronic questionnaire…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Orientation, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Teachers
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