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Sheehan, C. Zane; Moore, Lori L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
As novice teachers gain experience, they are more efficacious and likely to overcome adversity. The more authentic, rigorous, and frequent the experience in preservice methods coursework, the better prepared candidates are to teach. We used a mixed methods, convergent, nested design to examine the Teacher Self-Efficacy (TSE) of 21 SBAE preservice…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
To extend current understanding of school-based agriculture teacher development, this study explored the relationship between teacher development experiences and the self-efficacy of early career agriculture teachers. Three teacher development experiences were of interest: (a) preservice coursework, (b) student teaching, and (c) professional…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Faculty Development
Ahrens, Chelsey Ann; Meyers, Courtney; Irlbeck, Erica; Burris, Scott; Roach, David – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Employers have identified oral and written communications skills to be the most important skills graduates should possess when entering the workforce. In order for faculty to better understand their students' oral and written communications skills, they should understand what apprehension the students have toward oral and written communications.…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, Communications, Student Attitudes, Agricultural Education
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in career commitment and perceived efficacy among early career agriculture teachers as well as the relationships between early career agriculture teachers' perceived efficacy and career commitment. Five areas of self-efficacy were investigated among early career agriculture teachers in…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Agricultural Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Estepp, Christopher M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Agricultural education has traditionally provided rich learning experiences for secondary school students; however, less attention has been paid to the learning experiences preservice agricultural education teachers utilize and provide secondary school students during the student teaching internship. This study sought to describe the learning…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Agricultural Education, Learning Experience, Internship Programs
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Hilby, Alyssa C.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Stephens, Carrie A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
STEM disciplines will continue to impact school-based agricultural education programs; thus, in order to produce secondary students proficient in science and mathematics, developing preservice agricultural education teachers who are competent in mathematics and teaching mathematics is essential. This study utilized data collected through a focus…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Skills, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Teachers who are efficacious persevere through challenges in the learning environment and put forth more effort in designing learning activities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of mathematics teaching and integration strategies (MTIS) on preservice agricultural teachers' personal mathematics efficacy, mathematics teaching…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Methods Courses
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Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Numerous calls have been made for agricultural education to support core academic subject matter including mathematics. Previous research has shown that the incorporation of mathematics content into a teaching methods course had a positive effect on preservice teachers' mathematics content knowledge. The purpose of this study was to investigate…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness
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Sallee, Clayton W.; Edgar, Don W.; Johnson, Donald M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The effectiveness of different methods of instruction has been discussed since the early years of formal education systems. Lecture has been deemed the most common method of presenting information to students (Kindsvatter, Wilen, & Ishler, 1992; Waldron & Moore, 1991) and the demonstration method has been symbolized as the most effective…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Energy, Fuels
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Stewart, Jessica; Antonenko, Pavlo D.; Robinson, J. Shane; Mwavita, Mwarumba – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The focus of this exploratory study was to examine levels of technology integration, self-efficacy, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in preservice and inservice agricultural education teachers in Oklahoma. The findings of this study suggest that intrapersonal factors, such as self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Strong, Robert; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
With increased budget cuts and a shortage of funding sources, Cooperative Extension must have a reliable group of proficient volunteers to carry-out organizational goals. Developing an understanding of volunteer abilities will assist extension agents in preparing and utilizing volunteers. Self-efficacy theory provided the theoretical framework of…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Extension Education, Self Efficacy
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
Stripling, Christopher; Ricketts, John C.; Roberts, T. Grady; Harlin, Julie F. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to perform a longitudinal examination of the teaching self-efficacy of preservice agricultural education teachers. Data were collected for two years at The University of Georgia and Texas A&M University during the Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 and the Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 semesters (N = 102). Data were collected…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers