ERIC Number: EJ1215555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effect Teacher Led Reflection Plays on Students' Civic Responsibility Perceptions Following FFA Civic Engagement Activities
Bird, William A.; Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v60 n1 p128-144 2019
Civic engagement activities are utilized to enhance youth's citizenship skills and content knowledge, and to strengthen the community's status. Post-activity reflections can be utilized to strengthen the benefits of civic engagement activities but are often underutilized. This quasi-experimental study sought to determine the influence of guided reflection following FFA civic engagement activities on students' self-perceived civic responsibility. Through the use of a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design, four schools and students who participated in FFA civic engagement activities (n = 138) were randomly assigned to either a group discussion after reflection or a no-reflection group. It was found that throughout all time periods, students felt slightly connected to their community, community needs awareness, and civic efficacy. It was also found that the reflection treatment group exhibited statistically significantly higher community needs awareness and civic efficacy construct mean scores than the no-reflection group. It is recommended for FFA chapters to provide a wide variety of short-term civic engagement activities with reflection components.
Descriptors: Reflection, Citizenship Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Citizen Participation, Youth Programs, Student Organizations, Agricultural Education, Program Effectiveness
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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