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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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Eck, Christopher J.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Ongoing teacher shortages in SBAE have been a concern dating back to the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 (Hillison, 1987). This historical inquiry identified the longitudinal trends revealed by data derived from the supply and demand studies of SBAE teachers over a 51-year period, and how the studies and their reporting procedures evolved. On average,…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Agricultural Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education