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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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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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Kopiyawattage, Kumudu P. P.; Warner, Laura A.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Extension is challenged with meeting the needs of a variety of stakeholders. As the country becomes more urban, Extension may need to adapt programming to reach new clients. Having an understanding about what, when, and how urban food producers gather information is important to address their needs. Information that is relevant, up-to-date, and…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Information Needs, Information Seeking, Extension Education
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Heinert, Seth B.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Rural entrepreneurship education programs may be a great tool for enhancing rural livelihoods and reducing rural outmigration. Entrepreneurship has received attention in school based agricultural education, primarily through implementation of Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs. Very little research has looked at the teaching of…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Characteristics, Agricultural Education, Entrepreneurship
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
Heinert, Seth B.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
University graduates are entering a workforce where global competencies are important; yet, a vast majority graduate with limited international educational experience. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to describe themes of international educational experiences currently being offered to students of agricultural leadership,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Experience, Agricultural Education, Empathy
Harder, Amy; Zelaya, Priscilla; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Extension organizations are challenged to provide onboarding to new employees that is comprehensive and high quality, yet cost-effective. The purpose of this study was to explore Extension agents' perceptions of participating in an onboarding program that used a blended approach involving face-to-face and online learning components. The objectives…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Attitude Measures, Blended Learning
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Conner, Nathan W.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Globalization continuously shapes our world and influences post-secondary education. This study explored the cultural adaptation process of participants during a short-term study abroad program. Participants experienced stages which included initial feelings, cultural uncertainty, cultural barriers, cultural negativity, academic and career growth,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Study Abroad, Acculturation
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Hurst, Sara D.; Roberts, T. Grady; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs and attitudes of secondary agriculture teachers regarding global agricultural issues. A randomized national sample of 417 teachers were surveyed using a modified version of the International Agricultural Awareness and Understanding Survey (Wingenbach, Boyd, Lindner, Dick, Arispe, & Haba,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Global Approach, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Conner, Nathan W.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Blythe, Jessica M.; Roberts, T. Grady; Stedman, Nicole L. P. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Flipping or inverting a course is a relatively new approach to structuring a course. Using this method, the lectures traditionally delivered during regularly scheduled class time are converted to a media for delivery online, often in the form of videos. Learners are expected to view the online lectures prior to class. Then in turn, in-class time…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Homework, Video Technology
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady; Stephens, Carrie A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to describe the mathematics ability of preservice agricultural education teachers related to each of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content/process areas and their corresponding sub-standards that are cross-referenced with the National Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Standards, Mathematics Skills, Curriculum
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of incorporating mathematics teaching and integration strategies (MTIS) in a teaching methods course on preservice agricultural teachers' mathematics ability. The research design was quasi-experimental and utilized a nonequivalent control group. The MTIS treatment had a positive effect on the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Skills
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Conner, Nathan W.; Rubenstein, Eric D.; DiBenedetto, Cathy A.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady; Stedman, Nicole L. P. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
To meet the needs of the 21st century student, college instructors have been challenged to transform their classrooms from passive to active, "minds-on" learning environments. This qualitative study examined an active learning approach known as a flipped classroom and sought to explore student perceptions of flipping a teaching methods…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Methods Courses, Student Attitudes
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Estepp, Christopher M.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Students in colleges of agriculture will face a dynamically changing workplace. In order to learn the skills needed to succeed in such an environment, students must be cognitively engaged in the college classroom. Engagement with instructional content is a precursor to learning, and teachers in colleges of agriculture must shift towards using more…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, Agriculture
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