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Rice, Amber H.; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This grounded theory study explored the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of experienced agriculture teachers in the plant sciences. The central phenomenon that emerged during data collection and analysis was the influence of beliefs on shaping participants' PCK. This finding guided subsequent collection and analysis that resulted in the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Grounded Theory
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Smith, H. Eric; Stair, Kristin S.; Blackburn, J. Joey; Easley, Madelyn – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe smartphone availability and usage for teaching by agricultural educators in Louisiana. Further, this study sought to describe the level of educational technology adoption of these teachers. Data were collected at each Louisiana FFA Leadership Camp session during the summer of 2016. Teachers were asked to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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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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Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Data from a random sample of secondary school agriculture teachers in the United States were utilized to explore work characteristics and their relationship to work-family conflict, specifically how the work role interfered with the family role. Nine workplace characteristics (i.e., salary, work hours per work week, weekend work hours, years of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Family Work Relationship, Work Environment
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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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Greenhaw, Laura L.; Brashears, M. Todd; Burris, Scott; Meyers, Courtney; Morrison, Carley C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Secondary agricultural education has consistently faced a shortage of teachers for the past several decades. Because there are not enough newly qualified teachers certified annually to fill all the vacancies, attrition must be addressed. The purpose of this research was to develop and pilot test an attrition risk assessment instrument. Items were…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Test Construction, Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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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
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Rice, Amber H.; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This grounded theory study explored the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of experienced agriculture teachers in the plant sciences. The most emergent phenomenon to surface from the data was the influence of beliefs on participants' PCK. This central phenomenon became the cornerstone for the model of what was shaping experienced agriculture…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers
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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
Schafbuch, Morgan L.; Vincent, Stacy K.; Mazur, Joan; Watson, Jennifer; Westneat, Susan – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Rural youth in poverty stricken Appalachian communities are the highest at-risk population for tractor rollover accidents (Cole, 2007). The Apprenticeship of Observation theory (Lortie, 1975) concludes that the "apprentice" learns from watching those perceived to be the teacher and their work and so mimic their actions. Thus, farm youth…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Students, Control Groups, Cost Effectiveness
Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
This national study sought to extend previous research on the work-family balance (WFB) ability of secondary school agriculture teachers. We utilized data from a simple random sample of agriculture teachers to explore the relationships between work and family characteristics, WFB ability, and job satisfaction. Work role characteristics of interest…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teaching Experience, Family Work Relationship, Working Hours
Tummons, John; Kitchel, Tracy; Garton, Bryan L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Educational leaders have widely implemented mentoring and induction programs to support beginning teachers as they enter the profession. A variety of contextual factors within the mentoring dyad and program may impact the mentoring relationship and subsequent support received by the beginning teacher. The purpose of this study was to describe the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers, Congruence (Psychology)
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