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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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Twenter, Jason P.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Vocational education, including SBAE, reoriented as its role in U.S. public schools and society changed. However, the types of facilities in which to teach SBAE have remained somewhat consistent, even as the program's curriculum became less dominated by a production agriculture orientation. We examined the historical evolution of learning spaces…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Hurst, Sara D.; Conner, Nathan W.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Blythe, Jessica; Giorgi, Aaron; Rubenstein, Eric D.; Futrell, Angel; Jenkins, Jenny; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
A team of nine researchers from the United States spent 10 days exploring the formal agricultural education system in Trinidad and Tobago from primary education through postgraduate education. Data were collected from interviews and observations from students, teachers/instructors, and agricultural producers. The team concluded that (a) the people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Anderson, Shawn M.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Thompson, Gregory W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
This study examined the K-12 teachers' conceptions of the agriculture industry prior to enrolling in an agricultural literacy program and how their conceptions changed throughout the program. The study used qualitative methods to analyze the data collected from entrance questionnaires, interviews, and reflective journals. Trustworthiness was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the relationships between mathematics ability, personal mathematics efficacy, mathematics teaching efficacy, personal teaching efficacy, and background characteristics of preservice agricultural education teachers. Data were collected for two years at the University of Florida. Fourteen…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills
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Wooten, Kate; Rayfield, John; Moore, Lori L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is intended to provide students with a cross-subject, contextual learning experience. To more fully prepare our nation's students to enter the globally competitive workforce, STEM integration allows students to make connections between the abstract concepts learned in core subject…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Scientific Concepts, Delphi Technique, Science Projects
Powell, David; Agnew, David; Trexler, Cary – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
"Agricultural literacy" is a working concept with considerable range in meaning and impact. An overview of agricultural literacy curricula shows complementary deductive and inductive approaches to the systematic incorporation of agricultural education in K-12 classrooms. Based on positions discussed at the 2005 Agricultural Literacy Special…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Agricultural Education, Conflict