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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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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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Smalley, Scott; Hainline, Mark S.; Sands, Kelsey – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Across the nation, there is a large shortage of teachers in several subject areas (Daniel, 2015; Milliard, 2015; Sutcher, Darling-Hammond, & Carver-Thomas, 2016). In agricultural education, many teachers are leaving the profession within the first five years of beginning their teaching careers (Tippens, Ricketts, Morgan, Navaro, &…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Shortage, Labor Turnover, Faculty Development
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Meder, Amanda; Smalley, Scott; Retallick, Michael – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Reflection is a useful tool which improves teaching approaches; however, many first-year teachers do not appear to reflect upon their instructional plans (McAlpine & Weston, 2000). Prior research has indicated preservice teachers are not utilizing the acquired reflective approaches learned throughout the teacher preparation program (Hatton…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Agricultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Wells, Trent; Smalley, Scott W.; Rank, Bryan D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Laboratory instruction is an important component of school-based agricultural education (SBAE) programs (Phipps, Osborne, Dyer, & Ball, 2008). Early field experience (EFE) coursework can be an important component of agricultural teacher preparation programs (Retallick & Miller, 2007). Through the use of a modified photovoice technique, we…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning, Photography, Preservice Teachers
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McCubbins, O. P.; Paulsen, Thomas H.; Anderson, Ryan – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
While shown to be less effective than active learning strategies, traditional methods of content delivery in post-secondary classrooms are the most prominent. Flipped classrooms, an example of an active learning approach, have been shown to be effective in long-term student outcomes. Team-Based Learning (TBL), a specific application of the flipped…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Teamwork, Teaching Methods
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Rank, Bryan D.; Smalley, Scott W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify the perception of students enrolled in an initial early field experience (EFE) in relation to the components of the agricultural education model. The students enrolled in the initial field experience were freshmen and sophomore students. The initial field experience course consisted of four face-to-face…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Paulsen, Thomas H.; Schmidt-Crawford, Denise A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Student teaching is a critical component of the preservice teacher preparation program which has a major role in preparing novices to teach. This capstone experience has been frequently examined and the subject of numerous reform measures. Clinical experiences for preservice teachers have recently seen new recommendations for increased supervisor…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Supervisors, Supervisory Methods, Computer Mediated Communication, Preservice Teacher Education
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McCubbins, O. P.; Wells, Trent; Anderson, Ryan G.; Paulsen, Thomas H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Agricultural mechanics holds an important place in agricultural education programs. Teacher efficacy in regards to teaching agricultural mechanics is also important. We used a questionnaire to survey agricultural education teachers in Iowa regarding agricultural mechanics. Spearman Rho correlations were used to determine the magnitude of the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Teacher Competencies
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Rasty, John; Anderson, Ryan G.; Paulsen, Thomas H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Preservice teacher candidates in agricultural education have expressed concerns with teaching agricultural mechanics content yet the number of required courses in agricultural mechanics has dwindled. To determine the root of current teachers' perceptions, it is important to look at the developmental experiences that have led to those perceptions.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Machinery, Job Skills, Teacher Attitudes
Paulsen, Thomas H.; Smalley, Scott W.; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The traditional student teaching experience includes a complex, triadic relationship between student teacher, cooperating teacher, and the university supervisor. Studies seeking to understand this experience from the perspectives of the student teacher and cooperating teacher are commonly found in the literature; yet research specific to the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Student Teacher Supervisors, Behavior Theories
McCubbins, O. P.; Paulsen, Thomas H.; Anderson, Ryan G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Flipped learning is an innovative approach to teaching at the post-secondary level. Traditional methods of initial delivery of curricular content occur before a face-to-face class session. Students must prepare before attending class, as the majority of face-to-face class sessions are utilized for applying curricular content to complex problems. A…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Homework
Paulsen, Thomas H.; Clark, Taylorann K.; Anderson, Ryan G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Self-adequacy during the student teaching experience is high on the list of concerns expressed by student teachers (Fritz & Miller, 2003; Ng, Nicholas, & Williams, 2010). That factor, in combination with others, determines student teachers' goals and sparks their motivation to engage in effective instructional planning (Baylor &…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
McCubbins, O. P.; Anderson, Ryan G.; Paulsen, Thomas H.; Wells, Trent – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Agricultural mechanics is an important component of a well-rounded school-based agricultural education (SBAE) program. Within agricultural mechanics courses lies a plethora of topics and skills to be covered. Adequate tools and equipment are vital in preparing students to fill an expanding, 21st century workforce. The issue of inadequate teaching…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Safety, Agricultural Machinery
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