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Scherer, Hannah H.; McKim, Aaron J.; Wang, Hui-Hui; DiBenedetto, Catherine A.; Robinson, Kelly – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The world demands individuals with knowledge and skills in agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) paired with proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Current models for STEM education call for interdisciplinary approaches in which learners address real-world challenges, indicating high potential…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Foods Instruction, Natural Resources, Environmental Education
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Wright, Kendall M.; Vincent, Stacy K.; Epps, Rebekah B. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
With the increasing interdependence of international agriculture, agricultural education has, and will, continue to play a significant role in the success of all nations' agriculture. The purpose of this research synthesis was to examine the literature on international agricultural education since 1975 to identify major research themes and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, International Education, Educational Research, Transformative Learning
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Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Teacher education is facing a number of challenges such as policy changes, funding issues, and teacher recruitment and retention. These challenges, whether on the national, state, district or school level, contribute to continued teacher shortages. Many school districts are faced with the conundrum of hiring under qualified individuals, leaving…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Agricultural Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment
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Gates, Hailey R.; Johnson, Donald M.; Shoulders, Catherine W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
We examined authors' treatment of instrument validity in a stratified random sample (n = 94) of quantitative studies published in the Journal of Agricultural Education from 2007 to 2016. A majority (78.7%) of studies reported use of either a researcher-developed instrument (41.5%) or an existing instrument modified by the researchers (37.2%). In…
Descriptors: Validity, Agricultural Education, Periodicals, Specialists
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Corder, Jessica; Irlbeck, Erica – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The agricultural communications academic discipline has existed for more than 100 years. In that time, approximately 40 academic programs nationwide have formed in some capacity to prepare students for success in the classroom and the workplace after graduation. In the past 25 years, numerous studies relating to the skills, abilities and knowledge…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Agricultural Education, Education Work Relationship, Job Skills
McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
This research sought to evaluate the use of the self-efficacy theory in agricultural education. A total of 30 studies, published between 1997 and 2013 using self-efficacy as a theoretical foundation were compiled and analyzed. The findings of these studies were compared to expected outcomes identified by the self-efficacy theory, specifically the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Agricultural Education, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Development
Rank, Bryan D.; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
In the 1990s, a series of research syntheses were conducted regarding supervised agricultural experience. These syntheses included supervised agricultural experience (SAE) research from 1964 through 1993. With these past syntheses as the premise, contemporary SAE research was identified, synthesized, and coded into emerging themes. Inclusion…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Agricultural Education, Educational Research, Participation
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Shoulders, Catherine W.; Johnson, Donald M.; Flowers, Jim – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
This study analyzed 336 peer reviews of 112 manuscripts submitted for possible presentation at the 2014 National Agricultural Education Research Conference (NAERC). There were scoring errors on 6.8% of the reviews; the most frequent errors were failure to record a score or assigning a score above the range of points possible for one or more of the…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Agricultural Education, Educational Research, Interrater Reliability
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Wells, Trent; Matthews, Jennifer; Caudle, Lawrence; Lunceford, Casey; Clement, Brian; Anderson, Ryan – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Demands for increases in student achievement have led education professionals to incorporate various and rigorous teaching strategies into classrooms across the United States. Within school-based agricultural education (SBAE), agriculture teachers have responded to these challenges quite well. SBAE incorporates a wide variety of teaching and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Inquiry, Active Learning, Problem Based Learning