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Fishing For Answers: Barriers To Secondary Agricultural English Course Adoption, Sydney Arlene Keen 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Fishing For Answers: Barriers To Secondary Agricultural English Course Adoption, Sydney Arlene Keen

Agricultural Education and Communication

Wamba (2012) said, “...literacy education plays an important role in moving people out of poverty toward greater self-sufficiency post-graduation” (p. 109). Nearly 47% of first-time California community college students are enrolled in remedial English coursework (Student Success, 2015). Further, California high school dropout rates are at 11% due to “school-related reasons…implying a lack of engagement and lack of perceived relevance” in curriculum (Gottfried & Plasman, 2017, p. 30). Literacy in our high school classrooms must be addressed.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) coursework has been linked to lower dropout rates; particularly in grades 11 and 12 (Gottfried & Plasman, 2017). University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI) was developed to help teachers facilitate creating courses which were both CTE and academically aligned for college preparation (UCCI, 2014). The ...


Aged 539 Project, Keeley M. Hall 2018 California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

Aged 539 Project, Keeley M. Hall

Graduate Internship Reports in Agricultural Education

This document displays aspects of Minarets FFA.


Using Video Modeling To Teach Vocational Skills To Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Karl Schoenherr 2018 University of Missouri, St. Louis

Using Video Modeling To Teach Vocational Skills To Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Karl Schoenherr

Dissertations

This study evaluated the effectiveness of video self-modeling as a method for teaching two young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) how to perform job-related skills in a vocational setting. Prior to intervention, videos were recorded of the participants as they performed single steps of novel tasks at their jobsites. The researcher created video self-models by combining and editing the recordings of the single tasks into a video that depicted the participants performing all the steps of the task in succession. The videos included written instructions and voiceovers of the instructions. The videos were uploaded to Box, an app that ...


Perspectives And Researcher Experiences Of Undergraduate Research, Steven C. Goetz, Matthew J. Romero, Michael F. Robertson 2018 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Perspectives And Researcher Experiences Of Undergraduate Research, Steven C. Goetz, Matthew J. Romero, Michael F. Robertson

Journal of Applied Sciences and Arts

Extracurricular undergraduate research seems to improve student success in academic programs, but little research has been conducted in aviation settings to support this phenomenon.

This study aims to address the gap in the body of research by investigating the experiences of aviation students who have participated in extracurricular research at the undergraduate level. This case study, conducted within a large aviation program at a mid-sized Midwestern university, qualitatively examines the perceptions and experiences of these students.


A Program For Teacher Induction, Patricia Lager 7701725, Katherine Bertolini 2018 South Dakota State University

A Program For Teacher Induction, Patricia Lager 7701725, Katherine Bertolini

Empowering Research for Educators

Even though many novice teachers are prepared academically to deal with subject matter, many of them enter the teaching field unprepared for many of the other aspects of teaching such as dealing with grading programs, insurance claims, inventory and various other matters that differ from school-to-school. Often these new teachers feel isolated and unsupported and possibly do not realize what they do not know or the proper questions to ask. This results in nearly 29% of them leaving the field within their first three years and around 39% leaving within their first five years. This project proposes creating a teacher ...


The Purpose Of Education: What Should An American 21st Century Education Value?, Krista Shilvock 2018 South Dakota State University

The Purpose Of Education: What Should An American 21st Century Education Value?, Krista Shilvock

Empowering Research for Educators

A survey taken by 511 respondents dealt with such issues as past and current educational practice preparation, educational purposes in America, core class subjects, and soft skill teachings. Its results revealed a public opinion believing the primary goal of education as teaching students to adapt to any situation they find themselves in. Other results include a lack of preparation in current practices for life beyond education, although workforce preparation is adequate. Also, soft skills ought to see a curriculum of their own and taught explicitly to students in education instead of implicitly enforced, hoping parents alone taught these skills previously ...


Development Of One’S Teaching Philosophy: The Three “R’S” Of Relationships, Relevancy, And Rigor, Mary Bowne 2018 South Dakota State University

Development Of One’S Teaching Philosophy: The Three “R’S” Of Relationships, Relevancy, And Rigor, Mary Bowne

Empowering Research for Educators

A common practice for educators is to develop a teaching philosophy which helps them become reflective practitioners on various teaching and learning strategies. This narrative will address how one faculty member identified common themes within her online and face-to-face classes that held students accountable, yet eager to come to class and learn the important content and develop the unique traits mentioned. Through the use of various data methods and current literature and research available, the author identified three common themes within her teaching and classroom environment. Those themes are identified as the 3 “R’s”: Relationships, Relevancy, and Rigor.


Using Facebook To Promote Student Engagement In Authentic Learning For Vocational Education And Training (Vet), Kin Ho, Benson Hung 2018 Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi), Vocational Training Council

Using Facebook To Promote Student Engagement In Authentic Learning For Vocational Education And Training (Vet), Kin Ho, Benson Hung

Staff Publications

The popularity of online social media has had a significant impact in education and has brought an amazing potential in promoting authentic learning. Authentic learning engages learners by the opportunities of actually participating and working on real-world problems that links the classroom theories. However, it can be a difficult shift without an adequate involvement of students. FaceBook due to its popularity and usefulness, teachers can not only introduce motivational authentic learning tasks but also allow students to come together to discuss, collaborate and resolve real-life problems. In this study, teachers gain the advantages of using Facebook as a tool to ...


A Comparison Of The Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test And The Wechsler Scales, Samantha Denhart 2018 Murray State University

A Comparison Of The Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test And The Wechsler Scales, Samantha Denhart

Murray State Theses and Dissertations

The present study was designed to determine the correlation between a commonly used cognitive ability test (i.e., Wechsler) and a verbal memory test (i.e., Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test) by analyzing archival data from a clinical sample of adults. Many researchers have continued to establish the relationship between cognitive ability, or IQ, and learning and memory skills; however, there is little research regarding when differences between IQ and memory scores are statistically significant. Results of this study indicated 17 of 20 IQ index/memory correlations were statistically significant and a series of simple regressions generated standardized residuals. These residuals ...


Physical Therapist Assistant Student Success In Traditional 15- Versus Seven-Week Courses At A Community College: A Single Institution Case Study, Tammy R. Marcin 2018 University of St Augustine for Health Sciences

Physical Therapist Assistant Student Success In Traditional 15- Versus Seven-Week Courses At A Community College: A Single Institution Case Study, Tammy R. Marcin

Student Dissertations

The reasons why a physical therapist assistant student does not advance in a technical program are multifactorial. The curriculum design of a program is one of many factors that can potentially mitigate against students’ progression in a program. The previous literature has only assessed the characteristics of physical therapist assistant students, faculty, and programs in relation to graduates’ success in passing the National Physical Therapist Examination. A retrospective program evaluation was performed to investigate how the length of courses (i.e., 7- week vs. 15-week) in the first technical semester of a physical therapist assistant program affected student progression in ...


Case Study Of Skills Developed During Employment At Kentucky Ffa Summer Camp As A Young Adult, Kelly W. Rexroat 2018 Auburn University

Case Study Of Skills Developed During Employment At Kentucky Ffa Summer Camp As A Young Adult, Kelly W. Rexroat

Murray State Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to provide a qualitative case study analysis of the soft skill development of summer camp staff members at the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center and to look at whether or not the leadership development focus of the camp program had an increased impact on the development of the staff members’ leadership skills. For years, FFA summer camp programs have been developing the leadership qualities of FFA members and preparing them to take on leadership roles for the upcoming year. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with former Kentucky FFA summer camp staff members from 2008 to ...


Factors Impacting Former Ffa Members’ Decision To Discontinue Ffa After High School, Danielle Eve-Marie Sanok, Christopher T. Stripling, Carrie A. Stephens, Andrew P. Griffith 2018 Knoxville Catholic High School

Factors Impacting Former Ffa Members’ Decision To Discontinue Ffa After High School, Danielle Eve-Marie Sanok, Christopher T. Stripling, Carrie A. Stephens, Andrew P. Griffith

Journal of Research in Technical Careers

The purpose of this study was to explore the factors impacting former National FFA Organization (FFA) members’ decision to discontinue FFA membership after high school. Data were collected using focus groups. Data indicated areas of improvement for how to retain membership on the alumni level within colleges and other local FFA Alumni chapters. Participants noted a lack of advertising from the FFA during their high school experience, and this may partially explain why FFA loses a majority of its membership after high school. Additionally, advisors played an influential role in deciding not to continue with FFA, and participants expressed a ...


The Perceptions And Experiences On Professional Caring Dispositions In Online And Hybrid Nursing Programs Among Veteran Nursing Educators, Devorah Overbay 2018 George Fox University

The Perceptions And Experiences On Professional Caring Dispositions In Online And Hybrid Nursing Programs Among Veteran Nursing Educators, Devorah Overbay

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Integration of technology combined with the digitization of the classroom requires significant planning and financial commitment for educational institutions. A tension of sorts has developed that places additional pressure on many academic disciplines, especially applied disciplines such as nursing to teach effectively in the new digital landscape. Educators and students alike may find that the ever advancing technology and learning objectives do not always align in the ways they did in traditional classroom instruction. For an applied discipline, the field of nursing education is faced with many significant challenges to deliver high quality and relevant training in shifting learning environments ...


Career Pathways Programming For Adult Learners In Three U.S. Cities, Esther Prins, Carol Clymer, Sheri Suarez Foreman, Mark Needle, Becky Raymond, Blaire Willson Toso 2018 Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus

Career Pathways Programming For Adult Learners In Three U.S. Cities, Esther Prins, Carol Clymer, Sheri Suarez Foreman, Mark Needle, Becky Raymond, Blaire Willson Toso

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper presents key findings from a researcher-practitioner partnership that examined career pathways programming among adult education providers in Chicago, Houston, and Miami.


Gendered Stereotyping In Career And Technical Education: The Lived Experience Of Female Students, Kim Lorraine Smith, Junghwan Kim 2018 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Gendered Stereotyping In Career And Technical Education: The Lived Experience Of Female Students, Kim Lorraine Smith, Junghwan Kim

Adult Education Research Conference

This phenomenological study aims to explore the lived experience of gendered stereotyping in career and technical education from voices of female adult students.


Parental Influences, Environment, And Self-Concept As Key Factors In Child Vocational Development, Kristi H. Simone 2018 University of Windsor

Parental Influences, Environment, And Self-Concept As Key Factors In Child Vocational Development, Kristi H. Simone

Major Papers

Early childhood vocational research has been limited within the field of Education. Other forms of vocational research focuses on mature teens and young adults. This Major Research Paper focuses on the seminal literature of children to the age of twelve. Two participants from a University in Ontario were qualitatively interviewed. Both participants were females, from upper-class homes and European descent.


Exploring Student Retention In Postsecondary Agriculture, Food, And Natural Resources Education Programs, Aaron J. McKim, Tyson J. Sorensen, R. Bud McKendree, Catlin M. Pauley 2018 Michigan State University

Exploring Student Retention In Postsecondary Agriculture, Food, And Natural Resources Education Programs, Aaron J. Mckim, Tyson J. Sorensen, R. Bud Mckendree, Catlin M. Pauley

Journal of Research in Technical Careers

The current analysis foregrounded postsecondary agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) education programs through an analysis of learning community, social community, general self-efficacy, and major commitment. Analysis identified statistically significant differences in major commitment perceived by year in school, with students earlier in their program reporting statistically higher major commitment than those later in their program. In congruence with the theoretical framework of student learning and persistence, the outcome variable general self-efficacy was modeled with year in school, learning community, and social community as predictors. In total, the model predicted 16% of the variance in general self-efficacy with social community ...


Encore: Intermediate French, Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Anne Lair, Bill Van Patten 2018 The Ohio State University

Encore: Intermediate French, Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Anne Lair, Bill Van Patten

World Languages and Cultures Books

ENCORE is an intermediate-level proficiency- and communicative-oriented program. Paired with an engaging mystery and suspense film of the same name, ENCORE is guided by principles of communicative language teaching and research in second language acquisition. Topics and activities are designed to engage students in higher-level thinking while at the same time providing focused work on aspects of language that instructors in a second-year college-level French course expect to find.


Towards Better Outcomes For Families With Transition-Age Youth Or Young Adults With Asd: A Mixed Methods Study From A Parent’S Perspective, Wing Hang Wong 2018 University of Kentucky

Towards Better Outcomes For Families With Transition-Age Youth Or Young Adults With Asd: A Mixed Methods Study From A Parent’S Perspective, Wing Hang Wong

Theses and Dissertations--Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology

The after-high-school outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families are less than desirable. The current study employed an exploratory sequential mixed methods design in order to enhance understanding of the family adaptation process during transition. First, a qualitative study was conducted in order to understand the stressors, external and internal support, coping strategies, and family adaptation outcomes during transition, from a parent’s perspective, using the ABCX model. Thirteen parents of adolescents and young adults with ASD were interviewed. These parents reported a continually high level of stress due to normative strains and ASD-related demands. They ...


College-For-All Meets Skills Gap: Millennials’ Decisions To Pursue Certificates In Skilled Trades, Amy Deitrickson 2018 Eastern Michigan University

College-For-All Meets Skills Gap: Millennials’ Decisions To Pursue Certificates In Skilled Trades, Amy Deitrickson

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

This is a case study of a group of students enrolled in traditional skilled trade certificate programs at a large Midwestern community college. Considering severe shortage of skilled labor in the geographic area of the college, there is great need for better understanding of ways to alleviate the labor shortage by attracting more young adults to the in-demand fields. Therefore, this case study sought to examine millennial students’ decisions to pursue careers in areas of demand. To collect input from multiple perspectives, interviews were conducted with students, college employees, and family members. The influence college-for-all culture had on their decisions ...


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