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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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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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Shoulders, Catherine W.; Sellick, Sable A.; Southward, Leigh; Blythe, Jessica M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
An individual's attire sends messages to those who view them (Damhorst, 1990), and the clothing choices made by teachers may influence students' perceptions of the school (Workman & Freeburg, 2010). A majority of teacher dress codes require formal clothing (Workman & Freeburg, 2010); however, agricultural education teachers often work in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Dress Codes
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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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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Lambert, Misty D.; Balschweid, Mark A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
We utilized philosophical and historical perspectives to analyze the interconnectedness between agricultural education, science, and society. Using historical evidence, the adaptive role of agricultural education was discussed and recommendations for future adaptability were described. Additionally, connections between agricultural education,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Science and Society, Philosophy, Correlation