Rick D. Rudd

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Much work has been done with students in colleges of agriculture across the country to assess learning styles. Although this work has been an important point of departure for further research, very little research has been conducted outside of describing various populations of students. This study attempted to examine the presence or absence of(More)
The authors conducted a meta-analysis of the youth leadership development literature and were able to construct a conceptual model for teaching, training, and developing leadership in youth. After citing the need for leadership education, and the lack of information regarding leadership development for young people in career and technical education, the(More)
Although medical clinics in teaching hospitals are said to dispense primary care, the assertion has not been established by formal descriptions of care in such clinics. In this paper the authors describe 287 patient visits to a medical polyclinic (where generalists and subspecialists of internal medicine practice together) over a one-year period. The(More)
Creativity is multidimensional and still not completely understood by psychologists. Much research has given evidence that cognitive style of creative thinking is independent of cognitive level of creative thinking. However, is a student’s learning style similar to their cognitive style of creative thinking? This study attempted to examine the presence or(More)
This study sought to describe the demographics and leadership styles of current Extension leaders, the individuals responsible for the day-to-day operations of Extension in each state, and to explain the influence of demographic variables on leadership styles. Of the 47 participants, 70.2% were male. The majority (80.9%) reported their ethnicity as white.(More)
This study sought to explain why agricultural science instructors teach leadership in their classrooms. The variables measured were instructor leadership teaching behavior, instructor attitude towards teaching leadership, instructor demographics, instructor leadership knowledge, and instructor expectations of students after the teaching of leadership. In(More)
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State(More)
The purpose of this correlational study was to identify and explain the agricultural and leadership specific critical thinking skills of selected youth leaders in the National FFA Organization. From the conceptual model of critical thinking skills development in Figure 1, the following sets of variables were related to critical thinking skills: Grade point(More)