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Bush, Sarah A.; Seibel, Megan M.; Corkins, Chelsea R.; Elliott-Engel, Jeremy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Leadership inquiry lacks robust studies designed to understand processes as opposed to outcomes. This qualitative case study explored the process of reflection through blogs to evaluate the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) program. We open-coded blog entries for reflection on capacity building and competency development…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Leadership Training, Agricultural Education
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Figland, Whitney; Blackburn, Joey; Stair, Kristin; Smith, Eric – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
An ever-changing world of education has led to growing demand for teachers to remain competent educators. For school districts to enhance teacher effectiveness, professional development workshops must be tailored to the specific needs of educators. To further complicate the issue, in-service needs of teachers are ever growing and changing based on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Adult Learning
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Fischer, Laura M.; Cummins, R. Glenn; Gilliam, Kyle C.; Baker, Matt; Burris, Scott; Irlbeck, Erica – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Discussions on how to conserve and provide enough water has become one of the most highly debated issues in modern society. Although many Extension efforts have engaged the public in understanding behavior and attitudes toward water conservation, limited research has focused on understanding how agriculturalists respond to water conservation…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Concept), Conservation Education, Psychophysiology
Mars, Matthew M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The mainstream agricultural literacy movement has been mostly focused on school-based learning through formal curricula and standardized non-formal models (e.g., FFA, 4-H). The purpose of the current study is to qualitatively explore through a grounded theory approach, the development, sharing, and translation of diverse forms of agricultural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Epistemology, Informal Education, Literacy
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Smalley, Scott W.; Retallick, Michael S.; Paulsen, Thomas H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this descriptive survey study was to determine the extent to which student teachers deem traditional student teaching skills and activities relevant as part of the capstone student teaching experience. The study population consisted of all (N = 140) fall 2012 and spring 2013 agricultural education student teachers in the North…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Smalley, Scott W.; Retallick, Michael S.; Paulsen, Thomas H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which cooperating teachers deem required student teaching skills and activities relevant to the agricultural education student teaching experience. The population for this descriptive study consisted of individuals who served as cooperating teachers in Iowa and South Dakota during the last 5…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Teachers
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Enns, Kellie J.; Martin, Michael J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The emergence of women agriculture teachers over the past 50 years has opened opportunities while revealing issues which females still face in agricultural education. Issues such as lack of female role models, gender stereotyping, and gender bias have been documented in agricultural education research. The purpose of this study was to explore the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Agricultural Education, Periodicals, Females
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LaFollette, Lindsay K.; Knobloch, Neil A.; Schutz, Michael M.; Brady, Colleen M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Exploratory discriminant analysis was used to determine the extent adult consumers' interest motivation to participate in a free educational dairy farm event and their beliefs of the dairy industry could correctly classify the respondents' predicted participation in a nonformal educational event. The most prominent conclusion of the study was that…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Agricultural Education, Discriminant Analysis, Predictor Variables
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Morera, Maria C.; Monaghan, Paul F.; Galindo-Gonzalez, Sebastian; Tovar-Aguilar, J. Antonio; Roka, Fritz M.; Asuaje, Cesar – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Educating farm labor supervisors about the regulations that govern agricultural operations and employment is critical to reducing unintentional violations of workplace safety and labor laws. Cooperative Extension can provide the training needed to professionalize this vital and diverse workforce. One challenge to providing adult education to a…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Extension Education, Adult Education, Agricultural Education
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Bailey, Nikki E.; Arnold, Shannon K.; Igo, Carl G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The average age of farmers and ranchers is rising and each year, there are fewer young and beginning farmers and ranchers (YBFR). Therefore, it is critical that agricultural educators and programmers provide learning opportunities that develop the knowledge and competencies YBFR need to be successful. The purpose of this study was to develop a…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Agricultural Education, Grounded Theory, Barriers
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Paulsen, Thomas H.; Martin, Robert A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this multi-state study was to identify agricultural education teachers' perceived level of importance regarding selected instructional supervisory practices used in the nonformal components of agricultural education. The theoretical frame supporting this study was the theory of andragogy. Data were reported on the perceived…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education, Supervisory Methods, Andragogy
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Dodd, Caleb D.; Burris, Scott; Fraze, Steve; Doerfert, David; McCulloch, Abigail – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The incorporation of hot and cold food bars into grocery stores in an effort to capture a portion of the home meal replacement industry is presenting new challenges for retail food establishments. To ensure retail success and customer safety, employees need to be educated in food safety practices. Traditional methods of training are not meeting…
Descriptors: Training Methods, Nontraditional Education, Conventional Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Strong, Robert; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Nonformal education is learner-centered and provides knowledge in a practical manner to participants. Master Gardener is a nonformal extension horticultural program that includes extensive requirements to earn certification. The purpose of this study was to examine the Mergener Education Participation Scale (M-EPS) to evaluate adult motivations to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Sampling, Nonformal Education, Mail Surveys
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McClure, Megan M.; Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Morgan, A. Christian – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
As states face tough economic times, extension organizations are increasingly emphasizing the importance of evaluation data to show program value. However, little is known about the evaluation skills and abilities of extension professionals expected to collect such data. This knowledge would help inform professional development opportunities…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Competence, Extension Agents, Professional Development
Ramsey, Jon W.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The National Research Council's (NRC) Report (1988), Understanding Agriculture: New Directions for Education, called on secondary agricultural education to shift its scope and purpose, including students' supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). The NRC asserted that this shift should create opportunities for students to acquire supervised…
Descriptors: Expertise, Delphi Technique, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Skills
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