Campus Units

Agricultural Education and Studies, Entomology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2003

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

41

Issue

4

First Page

4FEA2

Abstract

Stereotypes about peer educators (farmers teaching farmers, parent teaching parents) may get in Extension's way. Problems occur particularly when it is believed that peer educators' "natural" abilities are what make them great. This article provides an alternative view of peer educators, with a focus on ways to increase the educational skills of this important Extension partner. The article summarizes a new approach to adult education (constructivist and transformative) that was introduced to peer educators in Iowa (farmer cooperators and pesticide applicator educators) through workshops and support materials. The article also discusses challenges associated with adoption of new forms of adult education.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Extension 41 (2003): 4FEA2. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Extension Journal, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf