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Pauley, Catlin M.; McKim, Aaron J.; Curry, Kevin W., Jr.; McKendree, R. Bud; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Interdisciplinary learning experiences (i.e., experiences which illuminate learning of, and connections among, multiple disciplines) are essential to building a more robust understanding of the interconnections of multiple systems. Having an interdisciplinary understanding positively influences the ability of learners to contribute to solving…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Science Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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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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Clemons, Christopher A.; Lindner, James R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
This study investigated the characteristics and rationale for teacher longevity and success in the secondary agricultural education classroom. The population was 7,300 (N = 7,300) secondary agricultural education teachers in the United States instructing grades 6-12 during 2017-2018. The sample frame was obtained through the National Association…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Job Satisfaction
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Chumbley, Steven; Hainline, Mark S.; Russell, Mark; Ruppert, David E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the confidence levels of School-based Agricultural Education (SBAE) teachers to integrate biology concepts in plant and animal science courses. The researchers also sought to describe the demographic characteristics of New Mexico SBAE teachers. This study used a descriptive-correlational research…
Descriptors: Biology, Agricultural Education, Integrated Activities, Scientific Concepts
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King, Loren G.; McKim, Aaron J.; Raven, Matt R.; Pauley, Catlin M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Inclusion of new and emerging technologies within agriculture, food, and natural resources education curricula is essential to empowering learners for future success. In the field of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Education, however, scant literature exists exploring teacher adoption of new and emerging technologies within their…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement, Adoption (Ideas)
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Traini, Haley Q.; Claflin, Kellie; Stewart, Josh; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
This study utilized a case study design to explore how early career agriculture teachers in Oregon conceptualize success and work-life balance in school-based agricultural education. Wenger's (1998) theory of Communities of Practice, precisely the concept of reification, served as the framework for our study. Our population included 52 agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers, Family Work Relationship, Success
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Webb, Randy C.; Westfall-Rudd, Donna M.; Scherer, Hannah H.; Rudd, Rick D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The call for agricultural education programs to integrate more rigorous scientific and technology driven content has left many secondary agricultural education teachers unprepared (Baker, 2015). New content that addresses the changes in the agricultural industry has required secondary agricultural teachers to seek continuing professional…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education Teachers, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers
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Dossett, Jason; Stripling, Christopher T.; Haynes, J. Chris; Stephens, Carrie A.; Boyer, Christopher – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
School-based agricultural education programs are recognized as contributors to teaching contextualized mathematics and supporting STEM education. This study examined the mathematics teaching efficacy and professional development needs of Tennessee school-based agricultural education teachers related to teaching contextualized mathematics.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Smith, Amy R.; Smalley, Scott – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Retaining high quality school-based agricultural education teachers is a growing concern across the United States. This study focused on mid-career agricultural education teachers' perceptions of job stress, burnout, job satisfaction, and professional development needs related to National Quality Program Standards for Secondary Agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Burnout, Stress Variables
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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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Solomonson, Jay K.; Korte, Debra S.; Thieman, Erica B.; Retallick, Michael S.; Keating, Kari H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Teacher attrition is a significant problem nationally and a special challenge for school-based agriculture education programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate contributing variables associated with former Illinois school-based agriculture teachers and their decision to leave the profession. A four-factor conceptual model is proposed…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Agricultural Education, Faculty Mobility
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Clemons, Christopher A.; Heidenreich, Abigail E.; Lindner, James R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess secondary agriscience teachers' perceptions, expertise, and importance of agriculture content areas in the curriculum. To accomplish this study the following objectives framed the investigation: describe Alabama secondary agriscience teachers by personal characteristics including teacher certification…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Expertise
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Chumbley, Steven Boot; Hainline, Mark S.; Haynes, J. Chris – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
A pressing concern in all agricultural mechanics courses is safety. Lab activities have an inherent propensity to cause serious injury. The safety practices which are taught by teachers are largely dependent on the equipment in the laboratory and the resources available to the program. Various researchers have indicated that problems have existed…
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Safety Education
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Solomonson, Jay K.; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The field of agricultural education has experienced a consistent labor shortage the past several decades. Consequently, many school districts struggle to fill their open positions, while others are forced to shut down their agricultural programs completely due to inadequate staffing. Teacher attrition has been identified as a predominant factor…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
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Cross, Sarah M.; Kahn, Sami – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Scholars in science education have reported an in increase in scientific literacy due to socioscientific issues (SSI)-based instruction. While several SSI are related to agriculture, such as climate change, whether to eat organic food, land use issues, and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), literature that connects agricultural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Science and Society, Gardening, Science Instruction
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