Teacher Needs and Professional Development in Agricultural Education

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2024-05
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IGI Global
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Smalley, Scott
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Agricultural Education and Studies

The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies was formed in 1989 as a result of the merger of the Department of Agricultural Education with the Department of Agricultural Studies. Its focus includes two these fields: agricultural education leading to teacher-certification or outreach communication; and agricultural studies leading to production agriculture or other agricultural industries.

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The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies was formed in 1989 from the merger of the Department of Agricultural Education and the Department of Agricultural Studies.

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1989–present

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Professional development within agricultural education is critically important to help enhance the skills of educators. The demand for effective professional development has become increasingly apparent. Having a focus on what is essential to have a high-quality program is key to creating a long-term impact. A professional development opportunity which allows a teacher to focus on curriculum knowledge rather than pedagogy allows for collaboration. Collaboration is a great way for educators to enhance individual teaching practice. This chapter will highlight in the research review a variety of studies which have reviewed professional development strategies and the needs of teachers. This review provides insight into the current state of in-service teacher professional development needs. To create change and reform within agricultural education, continued research needs to occur in formal and non-formal education settings of agricultural education. Building upon the existing body of research, several key questions emerge, providing direction for further investigation.
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This chapter is published as Smalley, Scott W. "Teacher Needs and Professional Development in Agricultural Education." In Emerging Research in Agricultural Teacher Education, edited by R. Kirby Barrick and Andrew C. Thoron, 191-204. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2024. https://doi.org/10.4018/979-8-3693-2766-1.ch010. Copyright © 2024, IGI Global. Posted with permission.
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