Lemley, S. M., & Hart, S. M. (2019). Using inquiry to develop agricultural education preservice teachers' disciplinary literacy pedagogy. Journal of Agricultural Education, 60(4), 149-163. doi: 10.5032/jae.2019.04149

In this study, we examined using a Disciplinary Literacy Project (DLP) to develop secondary agricultural education preservice teachers’ disciplinary literacy perspectives and practices. Our findings revealed that the three preservice teachers developed a deeper understanding of agricultural literacies and applied this knowledge in different ways to scaffold students’ engagement with discipline-specific practices. Implications include that disciplinary literacy inquiry projects can strengthen beginning teachers’ understanding of discipline-specific literacy practices and habits of thinking and encourage teachers to scaffold their students in authentic disciplinary practices.

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