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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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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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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
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Byrd, Alex Preston; Anderson, Ryan G.; Paulsen, Thomas H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Secondary agricultural education teachers were surveyed to examine if a relationship existed between the physical attributes of agricultural mechanics laboratories and agricultural education teachers' enjoyment of teaching agricultural mechanics. Teachers also indicated their competence to teach courses other than agricultural mechanics within the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Job Satisfaction, Correlation