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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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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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Easterly, R. G., III; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The profession of teaching is inherently stressful. Resilience, or the ability to adapt and develop competence despite exposure to disruptive change, has been shown to be beneficial for teachers. The purpose of this study was to determine if personal resilience is a predictor of professional development engagement and career satisfaction of…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Job Satisfaction, Regression (Statistics), Teacher Attitudes
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Rice, Amber H.; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The purpose of this grounded theory study was to conceptualize the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of experienced agriculture teachers in the plant sciences. The overarching theme that emerged during data collection and analysis was the influence of beliefs on participants' PCK. This finding guided subsequent data collection and analysis that…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Agricultural Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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McKendree, R. Bud; Washurn, Shannon G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This qualitative study investigated four rural Kansas high school agriculture teachers' comprehension and implementation of self-regulation strategies in their own professional growth and in their instructional practice. The participants included two males and two females, each one having between five and 20 years of teaching experience.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Agricultural Education, Rural Education
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McKim, Aaron J.; Lambert, Misty D.; Sorensen, Tyson J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a shift in the American education system. Included in the CCSS are opportunities for agriculture teachers to integrate math and English language arts content into their curriculum. Using the theory of planned behavior, we sought to identify Oregon agriculture teachers' attitudes, familiarity with,…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Familiarity