Agricultural safety education: Formative assessment of a curriculum integration strategy

Michael Pate, Rebecca G. Lawver, Scott W. Smalley, Dustin K. Perry, Lorann Stallones

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The purpose of the study was to assess an agricultural machinery safety curriculum for teacher training focused on hands-on integration activities to assist with training youth in machinery safety skills. Teachers attended a single 10-hour summer training seminar, hosted in Montana, South Dakota, or Utah during 2017. Teachers completed the National Tractor and Machinery Safe Operation (NSTMOP) Exam to measure existing knowledge prior to beginning the training. Upon seminar completion, teachers took an NSTMOP post-test to measure knowledge gain of agricultural safety practices and hazard recognition associated with machinery and vehicles. A total of 116 teachers completed the training. Fifty-three participants (45.7%) self-identified as female and 63 (54.3%) identified as male. The average participant was 35 years of age (SD = 11.3) and had nine and a half years of teaching experience (SD = 9.2). The average NSTMOP pre-test score was 35.45 out of 50 (SD = 3.3), and the average NSTMOP post-test score was 40.28 out of 50 (SD = 4.4). Participants’ scores increased by 10 percentage points. A paired samples t-test was used to determine statistical significance. The difference between pre-test and post-test was statistically significant (t(110) = -10.3, p < .001). Open-responses indicated continuation of hands-on activities centrally focused on “how to teach” skills training that is relevant to the students. Teachers suggested developing new activities each year with a rotation of topics for upcoming seminars. Research is needed to determine training influence on behaviors of young workers in agriculture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventASABE 2018 Annual International Meeting - Detroit, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2018Aug 1 2018

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OtherASABE 2018 Annual International Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period7/29/188/1/18

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agricultural health and safety
curriculum
Curricula
education
teachers
Education
Technical presentations
teacher education
Machinery
testing
Agricultural machinery
agricultural machinery and equipment
tractors
Agriculture
Hazards
Teaching
students
Students
agriculture
summer

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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Pate, M., Lawver, R. G., Smalley, S. W., Perry, D. K., & Stallones, L. (2018). Agricultural safety education: Formative assessment of a curriculum integration strategy. Paper presented at ASABE 2018 Annual International Meeting, Detroit, United States. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.201800862
Pate, Michael ; Lawver, Rebecca G. ; Smalley, Scott W. ; Perry, Dustin K. ; Stallones, Lorann. / Agricultural safety education : Formative assessment of a curriculum integration strategy. Paper presented at ASABE 2018 Annual International Meeting, Detroit, United States.
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