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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Clement, Haley Q. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The educational importance of teacher self-efficacy necessitates research into variables presumed to significantly influence teacher self-efficacy. In the current study, the role of personal and programmatic variables on the self-efficacy of school-based agriculture teachers was explored. Self-efficacy was measured in five aspects of the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Agricultural Education, Multiple Regression Analysis, Predictor Variables
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Alexander, Jackson C.; Rucker, K. Jill; Graham, Donna L.; Miller, Jefferson D.; Apple, Jason K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study characterized perceptions of agricultural leadership programs in colleges of agriculture, food, life, human, or environmental sciences at 1,862 land-grant institutions. Objectives included describing the need for programs, studying evolution within the discipline, discussing faculty recommendations for future development, and examining…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Education, Leadership Training, Agricultural Colleges
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
To extend current understanding of school-based agriculture teacher development, this study explored the relationship between teacher development experiences and the self-efficacy of early career agriculture teachers. Three teacher development experiences were of interest: (a) preservice coursework, (b) student teaching, and (c) professional…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Faculty Development
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in career commitment and perceived efficacy among early career agriculture teachers as well as the relationships between early career agriculture teachers' perceived efficacy and career commitment. Five areas of self-efficacy were investigated among early career agriculture teachers in…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Agricultural Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Touchstone, Allison J. L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The continuing shortage of agricultural education instructors has been documented across the state and nation. Secondary instructor retention may help reduce the shortage and position changes each year. Identifying the challenges facing beginning teachers as perceived by beginning teachers, veteran teachers, and building administrators can help…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Needs Assessment, Beginning Teachers, Agricultural Education
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Simonsen, Jon C.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Foor, Ryan M.; Birkenholz, Robert J.; Foster, Daniel D.; Wolf, Kattlyn J.; Epps, Rebekah B. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Developing leaders is vital to the future of our nation. As institutions of higher education address the need for leadership through courses and experiences, there is a need to recognize and acknowledge the potential impact of high school activity participation on leadership development. This descriptive-correlational study surveyed first-time…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Participation, Correlation, Leadership Qualities
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Masser, Douglas T.; Falk, Jeremy M.; Foster, Daniel D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Advisory councils are community-specific and are major components of agricultural education programs. This descriptive study was conducted to further strengthen what is known about advisory councils and provide a basis for continued improvement in local programs. The specific purpose of the research study was to describe how Idaho agricultural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Advisory Committees, Program Implementation, Secondary Education
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Anderson, Trudy J.; And Others – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1992
Six groups surveyed in Idaho (13 state department staff, 18 vocational teacher educators, 132 secondary principals, 42 deans, and 532 secondary and 204 postsecondary vocational teachers) perceived vocational teacher education (VTE) as having more responsibility for coordination and delivery than funding. Postsecondary respondents were the most…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Responsibility, Higher Education, Principals
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Riesenberg, Lou E.; Lierman, Shannon R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1990
A study to determine the contribution of selected factors to the decline in enrollment in secondary agricultural education programs in Idaho found that, in the opinions of 73 administrators and 78 instructors, scheduling conflicts, students' interest level, competition with other elective courses, and students' academic orientation were the main…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Enrollment Influences, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
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Pals, Douglas A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1989
A survey to determine value of supervised occupational experience (SOE) programs obtained responses from 551 (of 1,008) parents, 95 (of 201) employers, and 65 (of 76) vocational agricultural instructors of graduates of Idaho vocational agriculture programs from 1981-1986. Data show parents and employers recognize the benefits of SOE programs and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Benefits, Employer Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Riesenberg, Lou E.; Gor, Christopher Obel – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1989
Survey of 386 Idaho farmers (response rate 58 percent) identified preferred methods of receiving information on new or innovative farming practices. Analysis revealed preference for interpersonal methods (demonstrations, tours, and field trips) over mass media such as computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and home study, although younger farmers,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Farmers