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Feldpausch, Julie A.; Bir, Courtney L.; Widmar, Nicole J. Olynk; Zuelly, Stacy M.; Richert, Brian T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
There is an ever-imminent need for career-ready graduates from collegiate agriculture programs. Generational shifts in attitudes and background experiences of agricultural students challenge educators to maintain curricular programming which establishes a successful career trajectory for students. Students studying animal science and/or…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Success, College Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities
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Thiel, Brooke L.; Marx, Adam A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the association between involvement in agriscience research SAEs and student's perceptions of 21st century skill attainment. Tenth through twelfth grade students enrolled at three purposely selected high schools were surveyed to assess their current level of perceived 21st century skills attainment.…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Correlation, Agriculture, Research
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Bird, William A.; Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Civic engagement activities are utilized to enhance youth's citizenship skills and content knowledge, and to strengthen the community's status. Post-activity reflections can be utilized to strengthen the benefits of civic engagement activities but are often underutilized. This quasi-experimental study sought to determine the influence of guided…
Descriptors: Reflection, Citizenship Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Citizen Participation
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Chumbley, Steven; Hainline, Mark S.; Wells, Trent – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Educational laboratory management is a paramount issue in agricultural education settings. Agricultural mechanics laboratories are found in many agricultural education programs. One of the most important issues an instructor in agricultural education settings faces is safety in the agricultural mechanics laboratory. Identifying and cultivating a…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Laboratory Safety, Classroom Environment, Agricultural Engineering
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Hasselquist, Laura; Naughton, Meredith; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Strong literacy skills are needed to be successful in the 21st century. All teachers are charged with developing students' literacy skills and abilities. To help better prepare preservice teachers for this task, students at the University of Missouri are required to take a Reading in the Content Area (RICA) course. This intrinsic case study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Reading Skills
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Lamm, Kevan W.; Priest, Kerry L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Today's agricultural leaders face complex challenges. On a global scale, pressing issues around land use, food production and security, natural resource management, energy consumption, and climate change drive the need for systemic, innovative, collaborative solutions. For over four decades, adult agricultural leadership programs have represented…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Agricultural Education, Predictor Variables, Satisfaction
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Sheehan, C. Zane; Moore, Lori L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
As novice teachers gain experience, they are more efficacious and likely to overcome adversity. The more authentic, rigorous, and frequent the experience in preservice methods coursework, the better prepared candidates are to teach. We used a mixed methods, convergent, nested design to examine the Teacher Self-Efficacy (TSE) of 21 SBAE preservice…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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O'Malley, Adam M.; Roberts, Richie; Stair, Kristin S.; Blackburn, J. Joey – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In spring 2018, nine agriculture students from Louisiana State University traveled to Nicaragua for a study abroad course. During this experience, students explored agricultural industries and engaged in cultural tours as well as in a service-learning project. Evidence has demonstrated that such experiences can transform students' intercultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Study Abroad, Service Learning
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McCubbins, O. P.; Paulsen, Thomas H.; Anderson, Ryan – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
While shown to be less effective than active learning strategies, traditional methods of content delivery in post-secondary classrooms are the most prominent. Flipped classrooms, an example of an active learning approach, have been shown to be effective in long-term student outcomes. Team-Based Learning (TBL), a specific application of the flipped…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Teamwork, Teaching Methods
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Chumbley, Steven; Haynes, J. Chris; Hainline, Mark S.; Sorensen, Tyson – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
For students to be successful in the online learning environment, change from passive learners to active learners is essential. Students who successfully regulate and change their learning know where and how to acquire the knowledge necessary for success in the online environment. Introducing students early through dual enrollment programs can…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Online Courses, Agricultural Education, Dual Enrollment
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Everett, Michael W.; Raven, Matt R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Many universities integrate leadership as a core component of agricultural education. Interestingly, little research has been conducted on the impact of leadership courses comparing the perceived leadership skills and abilities of students with and without prior leadership experience. Socio-psychological measures of flow or optimal experience…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Leadership Training, Comparative Analysis, Experiential Learning
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Sandlin, M'Randa R.; Price, Melissa R.; Perez, Kauahi – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The integration of hard and soft skills has become increasingly important to employers. Colleges of agriculture and natural sciences can facilitate the development of these skills in their students. The purpose of this study was to explore impacts of a behavioral style learning unit on soft skill development with 15 students enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Agricultural Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Ingram, Melissa L.; Sorensen, Tyson J.; Warnick, Brian K.; Lawver, Rebecca G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Nationwide, agricultural education has experienced a shortage of qualified school-based agriculture teachers for over four decades. Students who seek careers as agriculture teachers are often those who participated in agricultural education and FFA in high school. The Ag Ed FITChoice┬« Model (Lawver 2009; Lawver & Torres, 2012) was used as the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Phenomenology, Extension Agents
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Shoulders, Catherine W.; Smith, Lesley – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
School-based agricultural education teachers can face conflicting role obligations and conflict when contradictory expectations accompany their positions, making the daily selection of what to wear difficult for these educators. The decision is crucial, however; dress sends strong messages of the profession to others, including students. We used a…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Role, Case Studies, Student Attitudes
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Colclasure, Blake C.; LaRose, Sarah E.; Warner, Anna J.; Ruth, Taylor K.; Bunch, J. C.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Acceleration of courses has been documented to achieve an extended academic calendar, financial benefits to universities, time savings for professors, and provide more flexibility for students. The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers' learning experiences while enrolled in two accelerated teacher preparation courses. Results…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Student Attitudes, Stress Variables, Program Effectiveness
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