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dc.contributor.advisorRice, Amber M.
dc.contributor.authorArgueta, Arthur
dc.creatorArgueta, Arthur
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-25T22:28:15Z
dc.date.available2018-06-25T22:28:15Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/628089
dc.description.abstractThe central research question that guided this study was: how does PCK develop in the area of KCS within the unit of plant growth and development among Arizona agriculture preservice teachers? This research was conducted using a multi-case study design where each preservice teacher served as an individual case. Five preservice teachers were interviewed, observed teaching a lesson and had lesson plans analyzed throughout the student teaching experience. There were 6 major themes that emerged from the data: evolving beliefs of agricultural education, underutilization of lesson plans, emphasis on hands-on “learning”, student motivation is primarily external, instruction shifts from teacher preferences to student needs, and college classes as the dominate source of content knowledge. These themes support future research on KCS development over the course of a teachers’ career including experienced teacher KCS development. Additionally, further exploration into the influence of hands-on education in agricultural education is needed. Recommendations for practice include: increased focus on knowledge of students in preservice education, clear instruction on how to break down content for high school students, and deep, consistent reflections to encourage belief development over the student teaching experience.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectKnowledge of Content and Studentsen_US
dc.subjectPedagogical Content Knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectPreservice Agriculture Teachersen_US
dc.subjectStudent Teachingen_US
dc.titlePreservice Agriculture Teachers Development of Knowledge of Content and Students During Their Student Teaching Experienceen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMolina, Quintin
dc.contributor.committeememberMars, Matt
dc.contributor.committeememberKaczowka, Angela
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Educationen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.E.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-25T22:28:16Z


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