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Smalley, Scott; Hainline, Mark S.; Sands, Kelsey – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Across the nation, there is a large shortage of teachers in several subject areas (Daniel, 2015; Milliard, 2015; Sutcher, Darling-Hammond, & Carver-Thomas, 2016). In agricultural education, many teachers are leaving the profession within the first five years of beginning their teaching careers (Tippens, Ricketts, Morgan, Navaro, &…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Shortage, Labor Turnover, Faculty Development
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Easterly, R. G., III; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Teachers should possess a set of professional commitments, which includes active participation in professional development that leads to student learning. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between professional development engagement and career satisfaction. This study used a quantitative descriptive correlational research…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Agricultural Education, Job Satisfaction, Active Learning
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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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Haddad, Becky; Velez, Jonathan J.; Stewart, Josh – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Little data exists to examine the stigmatized phenomenon of program mobility within agricultural education. Our research starts the conversation through interviews with eight School-Based Agricultural Education (SBAE) teachers across the United States, using qualitative phenomenology, to provide a unique perspective of retention through migration.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology, Faculty Mobility
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Stair, Kristin; Figland, Whitney; Blackburn, Joey; Smith, Eric – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
For decades, teacher education programs have suffered from teacher shortages in many content areas. Due to high teacher turnover rate there has been an increase in the number of teachers who are entering the field through alternative certification programs. It has been noted that the professional development needs of traditionally and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Certification
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Sorensen, Tyson J.; Lawver, Rebecca G.; Hopkins, Nicole; Jensen, Beth; Dutton, Cassidy; Warnick, Brian K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The student teaching practicum experience is designed to give preservice teachers practical experience with teaching and is an important step in their development. While literature in agricultural education exists about preservice teacher professional development, little is known about the developmental process of agriculture teachers during the…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Self Concept, Agricultural Education, Practicums
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DiBenedetto, Catherine A.; Willis, Victoria C.; Barrick, R. Kirby – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
School-based agricultural education (SBAE) programs have become more diverse with the ever changing and growing agriculture industry. Agricultural education teachers are challenged with expanding their knowledge and competencies to effectively teach and design successful SBAE programs. Needs assessments aid in providing guidance for professional…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Program Design, Teacher Effectiveness
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Clemons, Christopher A.; Heidenreich, Abigail E.; Lindner, James R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess secondary agriscience teachers' perceptions, expertise, and importance of agriculture content areas in the curriculum. To accomplish this study the following objectives framed the investigation: describe Alabama secondary agriscience teachers by personal characteristics including teacher certification…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Expertise
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Shoulders, Catherine W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
After decades of research in agricultural education on teacher knowledge, needs, behaviors, satisfaction, and attrition, calls for additional research and reform have remained fairly consistent. One potential factor influencing the rate at which these challenges are overcome is teacher professional identity, which shapes how teachers interpret and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Professional Identity, Teacher Characteristics, Faculty Development
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McKim, Aaron J.; Forbush, Mark; McKendree, R. Bud – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Water scarcity is a global problem in which, through consumption and eutrophication of freshwater, agriculture has contributed. The impact of water scarcity necessitates research into how agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) educators can support solutions. A subset of AFNR educators in the Great Lakes Basin participated in a…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, Water Quality, Agricultural Education
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Smith, Amy R.; Smalley, Scott – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Retaining high quality school-based agricultural education teachers is a growing concern across the United States. This study focused on mid-career agricultural education teachers' perceptions of job stress, burnout, job satisfaction, and professional development needs related to National Quality Program Standards for Secondary Agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Burnout, Stress Variables
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Solomonson, Jay K.; Korte, Debra S.; Thieman, Erica B.; Retallick, Michael S.; Keating, Kari H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Teacher attrition is a significant problem nationally and a special challenge for school-based agriculture education programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate contributing variables associated with former Illinois school-based agriculture teachers and their decision to leave the profession. A four-factor conceptual model is proposed…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Agricultural Education, Faculty Mobility
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Easterly, R. G., III; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The profession of teaching is inherently stressful. Resilience, or the ability to adapt and develop competence despite exposure to disruptive change, has been shown to be beneficial for teachers. The purpose of this study was to determine if personal resilience is a predictor of professional development engagement and career satisfaction of…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Job Satisfaction, Regression (Statistics), Teacher Attitudes
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Breeding, Lockie; Rayfield, John; Smith, Kasee L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This study was designed to describe the experiences of National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Young Member award winners. These teachers were asked about the concepts that they were most and least prepared for upon entering the teaching field. A modified Delphi method was used to collect data utilizing three rounds of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Experienced Teachers
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Easterly, R. G., III.; Myers, B. E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The most optimal way to prepare teachers is a source of debate and inquiry. The common view held in school-based agricultural education is to use professional development to augment what teachers learned in their teacher preparation program. This has been typically implemented through induction support and generic professional development. Fessler…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Delphi Technique, Faculty Development, Vocational Education Teachers
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