Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2006

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Agricultural Education and Studies

First Advisor

Lynn Jones

Abstract

Due to the increasing population of Latino students in the Iowa secondary agricultural education program and the need for minority leaders in agriculture, the goal of this study was to survey a group of students in agricultural classes to understand their perspectives towards the learning components of the program. This study found that Latino students in Iowa secondary schools were supportive of the agricultural education program and interested in participating in experiential programs. Recommendations from this study are to encourage Latino students to actively participate in secondary agricultural classes. A greater effort from educators to recruit and research minority students is recommended as well as the involvement of colleges of agriculture in land grant universities. Together they ought to demonstrate a greater interest and take action in the recruitment of Latinos. Their effort to recruit Latinos in agricultural education programs is the best logical answer to diversify the agricultural sciences.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9875

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Aurelio Curbelo

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1439887

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

137 pages

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