Female Perceptions of Agricultural Mechanics

This web page hosts information and assessment of female perceptions (teacher candidates) of agricultural mechanics.  There are five lesson plans and videos to be reviewed and viewed.  We ask that you (teacher candidate) fill out the instrument before viewing any of the material (should take from 15-20 minutes). By completing this instrument you are consenting to be a participant in this study. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, please contact Ro Windwalker, the University’s Human Subjects Compliance Coordinator, at 479-575-2208 or irb@uark.edu

These instruments are anonymous. Participation is voluntary, refusal to participate will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to which the subject is otherwise entitled, and  the participant may discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits, to which the subject is otherwise entitled.

The purpose of this study is to determine the perceptions and self-efficacy of female teacher candidates regarding agricultural mechanization and preparatory programs. Additionally, the exploration of female teacher candidates’ perceptions may provide guidance for post-secondary teacher educational programs looking to increase their teacher retention rates. The study may also help collegiate agricultural education programs better understand why a gender gap exists in the agricultural education industry.

The information provided to you are five lesson plans covering surveying, small gas engine, electricity, oxyacetylene and the table saw.  There are also 5 demonstration videos covering each of those areas.  Once you view the lesson plans and videos, we ask that you fill out the final instrument (@ 3-5 minutes).  Please use these videos and lessons plans whenever you need to throughout your student teaching experience.  We thank you for your time and service to agricultural education!

Steps to follow:

  1. Fill out the instrument by clicking this link below:

  2. View the lesson plans and videos below:

    • *Note – you can do this now or in the upcoming weeks

Have questions or want more information? Contact us:

Haley Hensley

Graduate Student

hmhensle@email.uark.edu

or

Dr. Don Edgar

Associate Professor of Agricultural Education, Communications, and Technology

dedgar@uark.edu

 

   
3. Fill out the final instrument once you have reviewed all of the lesson plans and videos.

 

We thank you for your time and efforts towards agricultural education.  The information that we gain from this project will allow us to better prepare females in the profession of agricultural education.  Best wishes to you during student teaching and the impact you will make on young agricultural education students.