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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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Hasselquist, Laura; Herndon, Kevin; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study explored first and second year agriculture teachers' job satisfaction and teacher selfefficacy through their perceived levels of school culture support. Prior research indicated one possible contributor to poor teacher retention is a lack of belonging teachers feel to their schools. Data were collected from beginning teachers in three…
Descriptors: School Culture, Beginning Teachers, Agricultural Education, Job Satisfaction
Lamm, Kevan W.; Carter, Hannah S.; Lamm, Alexa J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The ability to evaluate and accurately articulate the outcomes associated with leadership development programs is critical to their continued financial and administrative support. With calls for outcome-based accountability, the need for rigorous evaluation is particularly relevant for those programs administered through the Cooperative Extension…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Program Effectiveness
Schafbuch, Morgan L.; Vincent, Stacy K.; Mazur, Joan; Watson, Jennifer; Westneat, Susan – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Rural youth in poverty stricken Appalachian communities are the highest at-risk population for tractor rollover accidents (Cole, 2007). The Apprenticeship of Observation theory (Lortie, 1975) concludes that the "apprentice" learns from watching those perceived to be the teacher and their work and so mimic their actions. Thus, farm youth…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Students, Control Groups, Cost Effectiveness
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Watson, Jennifer M.; Mazur, Joan M.; Vincent, Stacy K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
This phenomenological study explores the dimensions of youth-adult partnerships (YAPs) in agricultural mechanics classrooms in three rural schools. YAPs presume a positive learning collaboration between young people and adults who work together to achieve meaningful community-based change. Previous research on the development of YAPs has focused…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Youth, Adults
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Epps, Rebekah B.; Adams, Randy J.; Vincent, Stacy K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine how school schedules can or cannot be justified through the perspective of student performance on state core content assessments and occupational skills standards assessments. This study utilized the Theory of Power in Education when considering school schedules as a means to student success on core content…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Students, School Schedules, Time Management
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Saucier, P. Ryan; Vincent, Stacy K.; Anderson, Ryan G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The frequency and severity of accidents that occur in the agricultural mechanics laboratory can be reduced when these facilities are managed by educators who are competent in the area of laboratory safety and facility management (McKim & Saucier, 2011). To ensure teachers are technically competent and prepared to manage an agricultural…
Descriptors: Accidents, Safety, Laboratories, Mechanics (Process)
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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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Wilcox, Amie K.; Shoulders, Catherine W.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Calls for increased interdisciplinary education have led to the development of numerous teaching methods designed to help teachers provide meaningful experiences for their students. However, methods of guiding teachers in the successful adoption of innovative teaching methods are not firmly set. This qualitative study sought to better understand…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Science and Society, Educational Change, Qualitative Research
Kitchel, Tracy; Smith, Amy R.; Henry, Anna L.; Robinson, J. Shane; Lawver, Rebecca G.; Park, Travis D.; Schell, Ashley – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Understanding job satisfaction, stress, and burnout within agricultural education has the potential to impact the profession's future. Studying these factors through the theoretical lens of social comparison takes a cultural approach by investigating how agriculture teachers interact with and compare themselves to others. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Burnout
Lawver, Rebecca G.; Torres, Robert M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe factors that influence senior agricultural education students' choice to become a secondary agricultural education teacher. The study focused on the extent to which students' beliefs and attitude about teaching influenced their intent to select teaching secondary agricultural education as a…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Agriculture
McKim, Billy R.; Saucier, P. Ryan – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
For more than 20 years, the 50 agricultural mechanics laboratory management competencies identified by Johnson and Schumacher in 1989 have served as the basis for numerous needs assessments of secondary agriculture teachers. This study reevaluated Johnson and Schumacher's instrument, as modified by Saucier, Schumacher, Funkenbusch, Terry, and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Agriculture
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Hoover, William Brian; French, Brian F.; Field, William E.; Tormoehlen, Roger L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Minimum passing scores for the Gearing Up for Safety: Production Agriculture Safety Training for Youth curriculum (Gearing Up for Safety) were set in 2006 with widely used and established procedures by efforts of subject matter experts (French, Breidenbach et al., 2007; French, Field, and Tormoehlen, 2006, 2007). While providing a research-based…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Safety, Safety Education, Agricultural Production
Kessell, John; Wingenbach, Gary J.; Lawver, David – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between special education confidence, knowledge, and selected demographics of agricultural education student teachers in the American Association of Agricultural Education southern region. A significant, low, positive association existed between total confidence and knowledge of providing…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Agricultural Education, Disabilities, Knowledge Level
Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
The United States is currently facing a shortage of qualified teachers; specifically, agricultural education has recorded shortages for several years. A high percentage of agriculture teachers will leave the profession well before retirement. Those teachers who leave the profession are often dissatisfied with their chosen career and exhibit low…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Agricultural Education