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Diaz, John M.; Warner, Laura A.; Webb, Susan T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
School gardens programs and garden-based education are positioned to become fixtures in educational institutions given recent trends and the national interest in gardens at school sites. Agricultural education professionals have integrated school gardens into core science, social studies, math, and language arts courses as well as agricultural…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, Program Effectiveness
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Taylor, Melissa; Lamm, Alexa J.; Israel, Glenn D.; Rampold, Shelli D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Agricultural communicators and extension educators need to make scientific information about global warming, a critical component of climate change, more salient to the general public to increase knowledge and to encourage people to take action to mitigate its effect; however, views on global warming are diverse. Scientists have repeatedly shown…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Scientific and Technical Information, Information Dissemination
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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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Wang, Hui-Hui; Knobloch, Neil A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to develop a rubric that identified levels of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) lessons through agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) lessons that were developed and implemented in afterschool programs by preservice informal educators. The research study…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Food
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Wells, Trent; Smalley, Scott W.; Rank, Bryan D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Laboratory instruction is an important component of school-based agricultural education (SBAE) programs (Phipps, Osborne, Dyer, & Ball, 2008). Early field experience (EFE) coursework can be an important component of agricultural teacher preparation programs (Retallick & Miller, 2007). Through the use of a modified photovoice technique, we…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning, Photography, Preservice Teachers
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Wooditch, Amanda M.; Rice, Amber H.; Peake, Jason B.; Rubenstein, Eric D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explain the development of preservice agriculture teachers' PCK [Pedagogical Content Knowledge] for the concept of plant fertilizers within a content-focused methods course. The emergent central phenomenon was an overall lack of PCK development for plant fertilizers, highlighted by five main…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Agricultural Occupations
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Elliott, Kristopher M.; Lambert, Misty D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Agricultural Education programs continue to become more diverse and dynamic. However, diversity does not necessarily ensure equity or inclusion. As such, many programs strive to increase inclusive programming and ensure all students fully actualize the three-circle model of school based agricultural education. In some programs, students from rural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Hispanic American Students, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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Settle, Quisto; Baker, Lauri M.; Irani, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess the Florida Forest Service (FFS) employees' perceptions of the organization's external branding materials through an online survey. Employees had positive perceptions of the mission statement, including it being accurate and differentiating FFS from other organizations. Perceptions of the new change were…
Descriptors: Forestry, Employee Attitudes, State Agencies, Positive Attitudes
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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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Heinert, Seth B.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Entrepreneurship in rural areas has been seen as a potential tool to mitigate rural outmigration. Entrepreneurship has long been a part of the comprehensive model for school based agricultural programs in the United States, often emphasized through Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (SAEP). Using case study methodologies, this study…
Descriptors: Profiles, Entrepreneurship, Case Studies, Rural Areas
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Chumbley, Steven Boot; Hainline, Mark S.; Haynes, J. Chris – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
A pressing concern in all agricultural mechanics courses is safety. Lab activities have an inherent propensity to cause serious injury. The safety practices which are taught by teachers are largely dependent on the equipment in the laboratory and the resources available to the program. Various researchers have indicated that problems have existed…
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Safety Education
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Beattie, Peyton N.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Rumble, Joy N.; Ellis, Jason D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Genetic modification (GM) science has received considerable pushback from consumers despite the research finding GM products are safe for consumption. This may be partly due to the disconnect between consumers and farms since most consumers are disconnected from the farm by at least three generations. The largest consumer population is composed of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Agricultural Engineering, Extension Education, Food
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Shoulders, Catherine W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
After decades of research in agricultural education on teacher knowledge, needs, behaviors, satisfaction, and attrition, calls for additional research and reform have remained fairly consistent. One potential factor influencing the rate at which these challenges are overcome is teacher professional identity, which shapes how teachers interpret and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Professional Identity, Teacher Characteristics, Faculty Development
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Gates, Hailey R.; Johnson, Donald M.; Shoulders, Catherine W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
We examined authors' treatment of instrument validity in a stratified random sample (n = 94) of quantitative studies published in the Journal of Agricultural Education from 2007 to 2016. A majority (78.7%) of studies reported use of either a researcher-developed instrument (41.5%) or an existing instrument modified by the researchers (37.2%). In…
Descriptors: Validity, Agricultural Education, Periodicals, Specialists
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Hendrix, Rachel; Morrison, Carley C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine postsecondary agriculture students' perceptions of and their personal competence in various workforce readiness skills. In addition, we sought to determine students' views of the importance of workforce readiness skills. The findings indicate that the participants felt most confident in their abilities to…
Descriptors: College Students, Agricultural Education, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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