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Stair, Kristin; Figland, Whitney; Blackburn, Joey; Smith, Eric – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
For decades, teacher education programs have suffered from teacher shortages in many content areas. Due to high teacher turnover rate there has been an increase in the number of teachers who are entering the field through alternative certification programs. It has been noted that the professional development needs of traditionally and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Certification
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Smith, H. Eric; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Burnett, Michael F. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The smartphone is perhaps the most influential device in modern society. Research has indicated students perceived that using smartphones in the classroom aided learning. However, most American high schools ban students from using phones in the classroom. Previous research supports the idea that advanced smartphone applications in student-centered…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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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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Akins, Jessica L.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Telg, Ricky; Abrams, Katie; Meyers, Courtney; Raulerson, Becky – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The agriculture and natural resources (ANR) sectors are facing many complex and controversial issues today, including animal health, biotechnology, climate change, food safety, food security, invasive species, marketing and trade, and water. Undergraduate students, as the future ANR workforce, must use critical thinking skills to find solutions to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Case Studies, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Critical Thinking
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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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Warner, Laura A.; Silvert, Colby J.; Benge, Matt – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The objective in this study was to explore factors that shape how residents manage their home landscapes, and we applied Rogers' (2003) Diffusion of Innovations to understand fertilizer practices and implications for Extension programming to address non-point source pollution. Data were drawn from a statewide survey of 1,197 Floridians. We…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Innovation, Educational Needs, Extension Education
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Baker, Marshall A.; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Understanding the teaching and learning paradigm is a relentless search for educators. Because individual students bring their own learning style preferences to the learning environment, teachers are asked to consider and even adjust their teaching to these preferences to improve student learning. In Kolb's (1984) experiential learning theory,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Secondary School Students, Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning
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Baker, Marshall A.; Cline, Lauren Lewis – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Over the last three years, agricultural educators have demonstrated a strong preference for the coaching role, as defined by the Kolb Educator Role Profile (KERP). The purpose of this collective case study was to better understand why this dominant coach preference exists in Oklahoma preservice agricultural educators. Kolb Educator Role Profile…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Test Validity
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Ruth, Taylor K.; Emmert, Jason L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In order to address complex challenges of the 21st century, colleges of agriculture have to produce career ready graduates. Despite industry professionals consistently identifying writing as an essential skill for perspective employees, they have identified a lack of writing skills amongst college graduates. To help prepare the future workforce,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Writing Skills, Beliefs, Expectation
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Lemley, Stephanie M.; Hart, Steven M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In this study, we examined using a Disciplinary Literacy Project (DLP) to develop secondary agricultural education preservice teachers' disciplinary literacy perspectives and practices. Our findings revealed that the three preservice teachers developed a deeper understanding of agricultural literacies and applied this knowledge in different ways…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Students, Preservice Teachers
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Traini, Haley Q.; Claflin, Kellie; Stewart, Josh; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
This study utilized a case study design to explore how early career agriculture teachers in Oregon conceptualize success and work-life balance in school-based agricultural education. Wenger's (1998) theory of Communities of Practice, precisely the concept of reification, served as the framework for our study. Our population included 52 agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers, Family Work Relationship, Success
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Raczkoski, Brandon M.; Robinson, J. Shane; Edwards, M. Craig; Baker, Marshall A.; Gordon, Sarah R.; Cole, Ki – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
This study investigated the factor structure of the Perceived Costs of Studying Abroad Instrument (PCoSAI), as adapted from the expectancy-value-cost model instrument, with exploratory factor analysis (EFA) from 1 independent sample of students enrolled in a College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at Oklahoma State…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Motivation, Factor Structure, Expectation
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Cramer, Sarah E.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
School gardens and garden-based learning, though not new in the landscape of United States public education, have gained great popularity in recent years. Scholars from myriad disciplines have examined school garden programs' impact on outcomes ranging from standardized test scores to childhood obesity. As school gardens become commonplace across…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Nonformal Education, Gardening, Public Schools
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Pauley, Catlin M.; McKim, Aaron J.; Hodbod, Jennifer – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Scholarship within the social sciences of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) exists, in part, to inform solutions to complex problems. Increasingly, complex problems are found at the nexus of social and ecological systems; therefore, scholarship within the social sciences of AFNR must mirror this social-ecological characteristic.…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Ecology, Social Systems, Social Sciences
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Roberts, T. Grady; Colclasure, Blake C.; LaRose, Sarah E.; Turner, R. Elaine; Wysocki, Alan F. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Faculty development programs in agricultural colleges have aimed to improve teaching and learning in undergraduate and graduate courses. The purpose of this study was to examine how students perceived instructor teaching behaviors after instructors participated in the Teacher's College program at the University of Florida. Student course…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Faculty Development, College Students
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