ERIC Number: ED366718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Enhancing Diversity in Agricultural Education.
Bowen, Blannie E., Ed.
This booklet on enhancing diversity in agricultural education consists of six papers. In section 1, the paper, "Embedded Biases in Agricultural Education" (Linda Whent), identifies unconscious biases of agricultural teacher educators toward students of diverse populations, actions that reduce minority student participation in agricultural education programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and effective ways for agricultural educators to remove these embedded biases. Section 2 consists of descriptions of four model programs: "AgJumpstart Program at a Major Land Grant University: A Success Story" (Alvin Larke, Jr., B. Allen Talbert); "The Professional Society of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences" (Blannie Bowen); "University Programming to Mentor Minority Graduate Students and Faculty" (Deborah Atwater, Cathy Lyons); and "The Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL)" (Paul Vaughn, Blannie Bowen). In section 3, "Faculty Mentoring Systems" (Larry Miller) describes intrauniversity and interuniversity strategies to help eliminate embedded biases that pose barriers to the development of minorities and women in the agricultural education profession. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Attitude Change, Bias, Cultural Differences, Demonstration Programs, Females, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Models, Program Descriptions, School Holding Power, Student Recruitment, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Agricultural and Extension Education.; American Association for Agricultural Education.