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Schafbuch, Morgan L.; Vincent, Stacy K.; Mazur, Joan; Watson, Jennifer; Westneat, Susan – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Rural youth in poverty stricken Appalachian communities are the highest at-risk population for tractor rollover accidents (Cole, 2007). The Apprenticeship of Observation theory (Lortie, 1975) concludes that the "apprentice" learns from watching those perceived to be the teacher and their work and so mimic their actions. Thus, farm youth…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Students, Control Groups, Cost Effectiveness
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Watson, Jennifer M.; Mazur, Joan M.; Vincent, Stacy K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
This phenomenological study explores the dimensions of youth-adult partnerships (YAPs) in agricultural mechanics classrooms in three rural schools. YAPs presume a positive learning collaboration between young people and adults who work together to achieve meaningful community-based change. Previous research on the development of YAPs has focused…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Youth, Adults