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Taylor, Samantha; Stripling, Christopher T.; Stephens, Carrie A.; Hart, William E.; Falk, Jeremy M.; Foster, Daniel D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Advisory councils are essential to successful, working relationships among school-based agricultural education programs and the surrounding community. The purpose of this study was to describe how school-based agricultural education programs implement and utilize advisory councils in Tennessee and to determine agricultural education teachers'…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Advisory Committees, Teacher Attitudes, Role
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Lambert, Misty D.; Balschweid, Mark A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
We utilized philosophical and historical perspectives to analyze the interconnectedness between agricultural education, science, and society. Using historical evidence, the adaptive role of agricultural education was discussed and recommendations for future adaptability were described. Additionally, connections between agricultural education,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Science and Society, Philosophy, Correlation
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Leggette, Holli R.; Witt, Christy; Dooley, Kim E.; Rutherford, Tracy; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Doerfert, David; Edgar, Leslie D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Experiential learning allows students to connect previous experiences with new ideas. Second Life (SL) is a virtual world that allows students to simulate real-world experiences. SL was utilized as an educational tool in an agricultural risk and crisis communications course. Weekly journal entries pertaining to the SL simulation were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Student Attitudes, Content Analysis, Best Practices
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Settle, Quisto; Telg, Ricky; Baker, Lauri M.; Irani, Tracy; Rhoades, Emily; Rutherford, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between prior use of social media in education and the perception of social media use in education and for future careers. College agriculture students and instructors were surveyed to address the objectives. The descriptive measures showed that instructors had more positive perceptions of…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Barriers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Sankey, Laura L.; Foster, Daniel D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
As our economy calls for improved employment skills, educational institutions must provide quality teaching to prepare students for success. Researchers purport that an important factor in determining student learning is the teacher, and that one of the most prominent factors in student achievement is teacher quality. The search for the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Awards, Teaching Methods
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Thoron, Andrew C.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of inquiry-based agriscience instruction on student scientific reasoning. Scientific reasoning is defined as the use of the scientific method, inductive, and deductive reasoning to develop and test hypothesis. Developing scientific reasoning skills can provide learners with a connection to the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Agriculture, Science Instruction
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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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LaVergne, Douglas D.; Jones, Wash A.; Larke, Alvin, Jr.; Elbert, Chanda D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Agricultural education teachers' attitudes about the perceptions of diversity inclusion in their programs are variables that may have a strong influence on the number of students that enroll in agricultural education. This study examines the effect of teachers' demographic and personal characteristics on their perceptions of the benefits of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Sampling, Comparative Analysis, Researchers
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Strong, Robert; Irby, Travis L.; Wynn, J. Thomas; McClure, Megan M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Student demand and budget shortages have influenced the need for land-grant institutions to offer online courses. Research has identified that online courses broaden the reach of land-grant institutions to students who may not have access to campus. Literature indicated student satisfaction in online courses should be routinely assessed in order…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Student Interests
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Johnson, Lendy; Wilson, Elizabeth; Flowers, Jim; Croom, Barry – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of North Carolina high school agricultural educators toward including students with special needs when implementing Supervised Agricultural Experience and participating in FFA activities. The population was all high school agricultural educators in North Carolina with 12 month employment (N…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Agricultural Education, Special Needs Students, High School Students
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Lewis, Lauren J.; Rayfield, John; Moore, Lori L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate student perceptions toward factors influencing Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) participation. This descriptive study was conducted in 120 randomly selected agricultural education programs throughout four purposively selected states representative of the National FFA regions. Within each state…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Agricultural Education, School Activities, Skill Development
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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
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Moriba, Samba; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane; Cartmell, D. Dwayne, II; Henneberry, David M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Many U.S. universities are preparing their students to attain international awareness through various approaches. The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at Oklahoma State University offers three international dimension undergraduate courses intended to provide students a formal educational opportunity to learn about…
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, Global Education, Courses, Agricultural Education
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Vincent, Stacy K.; Killingsworth, Justin L.; Torres, Robert M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Cultural diversity in secondary and postsecondary agricultural education programs lags behind recent demographic shifts in the general U.S. population. An examination of the literature provides inquiries into the need for teaching of multicultural awareness and reducing the achievement gap between students of various cultures. This research sought…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers
Edgar, Don W.; Roberts, T. Grady; Murphy, Tim H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Teaching efficacy beliefs of agricultural science student teachers, and their relationship with their cooperating teachers during field experiences, are variables that may affect the number of student teachers entering the profession. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects implementing structured communication between student…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Quasiexperimental Design, Field Experience Programs, Cooperating Teachers
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