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Mouser, David M.; Sheng, Zhaohui; Thoron, Andrew C.; Baker, Andy; Bacon, Kevin J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Agricultural education is defined by a best practice three-component model of instruction that includes a classroom experience, leadership development and FFA involvement, and an experience-based activity through a Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE). Based on program of activities award criteria, each year state FFA associations…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Agricultural Education, Best Practices
Ball, Anna L.; Knobloch, Neil A.; Hoop, Sue – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this collective case study was to understand the nature of planning and the influences on planning among intern and novice teachers in Illinois. Sixteen intern teachers and 15 novice teachers participated in reflections, focus group interviews, and individual interviews. In regard to the nature of planning, both intern and novice…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Focus Groups, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods
Knobloch, Neil A.; Ball, Anna L.; Allen, Crystal – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
The beliefs and mental images that teachers have about agriculture likely influence what and how they integrate agriculture into their instruction. The purpose of this action research study was to explore the beliefs and needs of elementary and junior high school teachers in regard to integrating agriculture into their classrooms. The sample…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Action Research, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Dyer, James E.; Osborne, Edward W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1996
One group of Illinois secondary agriculture students was taught using a problem-solving approach (PSA), the other with a subject-matter approach (SMA). A problem-solving posttest and Group Embedded Figures Test showed significantly higher problem-solving ability in the PSA group. Field independent learners in the PSA group significantly increased…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Cognitive Style, Field Dependence Independence, High School Students