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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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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
Stubbs, Eric A.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
This study explored three high school agriculture teachers' perceptions of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) integration through interviews. The approach was constructivist and data were analyzed according to the framework of integrated STEM education presented in a National Academy of Sciences report. Each participant…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, STEM Education, Agricultural 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
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Blythe, Jessica M.; DiBenedetto, Catherine A.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
To assist students in developing positive scientific attitudes and improve student scientific literacy, learning environments should utilize inquiry-based instruction (IBI). In order to further develop the implementation of IBI in agricultural education settings, this research sought to describe the perceptions of National Agricultural Teacher…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Focus Groups
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Baker, Marshall A.; Bunch, J. C.; Kelsey, Kathleen D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The integration of science and agriculture has been discussed since the inception of agricultural education. However, the standards-based focus in public secondary education and changing climate of agriculture has brought science integration back to the forefront. Though research has indicated that the integration of science into agricultural…
Descriptors: Science Education, Agricultural Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies