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Graves, Leila A.; Hughes, Harrison; Balgopal, Meena M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
School gardens are ideal places for students to ask and answer questions about science. This paper describes a case study of two 3rd grade teachers and two STEM coordinators who were recruited to implement and evaluate a horticultural-based curriculum developed for this study. Informed by the Teacher-Centered Systemic Reform model we conducted a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Horticulture, Gardening, Elementary School Teachers
Rice, Amber H.; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
This study explored experiences of beginning agriculture teachers' approaches to teaching content. The research question guiding the study was: how does agriculture teachers' knowledge of content and students influence their process of breaking down content knowledge for teaching? The researchers employed a grounded theory approach in which five…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Agricultural Education, Prior Learning, Interviews
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Rubenstein, Eric D.; Thoron, Andrew C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
SAE programs were designed as an integral component in SBAE. However, participation has continued to decline. This qualitative study examined exemplary SAE programs in rural SBAE to discover factors that were working in SAE development and implementation. Through focus groups, individual and informal interviews, and observations, two themes that…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Rural Education, Program Development, Program Implementation
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Vincent, Stacy K.; Kirby, Andrea T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this mixed-methods case study was to examine the dynamic of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Gay, 2010) among nine secondary agriculture teachers in ethnically diverse schools. By reviewing the diversity of student enrollment in the agriculture programs, the participants were separated by two groups: diverse and non-diverse. A hybrid…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Stubbs, Eric A.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
This multiple case study investigated the integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in three Florida high school agriculture programs. Observations, interviews, documents, and artifacts provided qualitative data that indicated the types of STEM knowledge taught. Variables of interest included student and teacher…
Descriptors: Case Studies, STEM Education, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods
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Conner, Nathan W.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Blythe, Jessica M.; Roberts, T. Grady; Stedman, Nicole L. P. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Flipping or inverting a course is a relatively new approach to structuring a course. Using this method, the lectures traditionally delivered during regularly scheduled class time are converted to a media for delivery online, often in the form of videos. Learners are expected to view the online lectures prior to class. Then in turn, in-class time…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Homework, Video Technology
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De Lay, Ann M.; Swan, Benjamin G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Student motivation continues to be a source of concern for educators. This phenomenological study captured the voices of secondary agriculture students as they shared their perspectives and experiences surrounding student apathy. Four focus group interviews were conducted at four central California high schools with distinguished agriculture…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Agricultural Education, Phenomenology, Student Attitudes
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Hains, Bryan J.; Tubbs, Jonathan; Vincent, Stacy K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
This qualitative case study examines one faculty member's approach toward instilling culturally immersive experiences into graduate curriculum. Participants completed course assignments designed to enhance their multicultural understanding and competence. Course assignments culminated in an immersive experience where students embodied an…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Social Development, Cultural Awareness
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Shoulders, Catherine W.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Estepp, Christopher M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Graduate assistants have an impact on undergraduate education through course instruction. For preservice agricultural education teachers, experiences with teaching assistants may be particularly influential, as their observations of educators could impact their perceptions and beliefs toward teaching. This qualitative study utilized data collected…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Assistants
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Stachler, Wendi Mizer; Young, R. Brent; Borr, Mari – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to describe the sustainability of professional development, specifically the teacher utilization of the Science-in-CTE pedagogical model and science-enhanced agricultural education lessons in curricula one year following the Science-in-CTE pilot study. This quasiexperimental study included 41 teachers (15 treatment…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Sustainability, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement
Maxwell, Lucas D.; Vincent, Stacy K.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the phenomena of effective teaching for award winning faculty instructors at the University of Missouri. Nine university faculty members were selected to participate in this study based on their recognition as award winning instructors and by nomination from their respective college's…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Recognition (Achievement), Interviews, Course Content
Bunch, Tera; Stephens, Carrie; Hart, William – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influences of American agricultural education student teachers on a rural community in New South Wales, Australia. The study analyzed interviews with eleven participants of the American student teacher program in a rural New South Wales community. Results of the study were formulated by two…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Action Research, Agricultural Education
Bedgood, Leslie; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Dooley, Kim E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
Technological advances have created unlimited opportunities in education. Training and technology have merged to create new methods referred to as technology-based training. The purpose of this study was to identify organizations that hire agriculture and life sciences students for positions involving technology-based training and identify…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Needs Assessment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Biological Sciences
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