Experimental or quasi-experimental research on the effectiveness of curriculum design and teaching methodology in SBAE
programs is vital to establish a wide-body of empirical evidence that can support best teaching and learning practices in modern SBAE
(Thoron & Myers, 2011a).
More recently, the release of a federally commissioned report on school-based agricultural education (SBAE
) and formation of The National Council for Agricultural Education have accelerated program expansion and adaptation for the 21st century.
Then in 2000, SBAE
organizers received a $466,000 grant from the U.S.
Therefore, we sought to synthesis teacher needs assessments in SBAE
programs across three decades, from 1983 to 2015.
Changing the name of ASAE to SBAE
is a large step in relating to these new graduates and to assuring the future and growth of the Society.
, SAE is purported to be the hallmark for practice and evaluation of career-readiness (Phipps, et al., 2008).
The third section of the instrument asked faculty to identify demographic characteristics including age, gender, years of experience as an SBAE
teacher and teacher educator, rank, and teacher preparation courses taught.
Despite SL's critiques, its discourse in SBAE
is written as a story of victory, achievement, and transformation.
As part of the three-component SBAE
program model, FFA (aka, Future Farmers of America) was founded on the principle of developing leadership and interpersonal skills as an intracurricular activity (FFA History, 2015).
Fundamentally, experiential learning can be incorporated into SBAE
in numerous ways (Baker, Robinson, & Kolb, 2012), including concrete experiences within the laboratory environment.
For example, high school agriculture teachers claimed that it is natural to integrate STEM in agriculture, and they have done so in their lectures and activities almost every day (Stubbs & Myers, 2015), yet McKim and his colleagues questioned how effective agriculture teachers are in teaching science knowledge and stated, "SBAE
as a whole is not meeting the vision to connect science and society" (McKim et al., 2017, p.