ERIC Number: EJ704109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Reference Count: 34
Student Participation in Community-Based Participatory Research to Improve Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Environmental Health: Issues for Success
Rao, Pamela; Arcury, Thomas A.; Quandt, Sara A.
Journal of Environmental Education, v35 n2 p3 Win 2004
Involving students in community-based participatory research is a useful mechanism for engaging the community and helping it build future capacity. This article describes student involvement in a series of community-based environmental health research projects with migrant and seasonal farmworkers in North Carolina. High school, undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students have participated in various aspects of these projects, including planning, data collection, analysis, and reporting results. Students were required to invest time in learning about the farmworker population, as well as in learning to conduct community-based environmental health research. Drawing on these experiences, we offer observations regarding successful student integration in this type of research. Community-based projects benefit from student participation while encouraging the development of future community-oriented environmental health researchers.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Cultural Context, Seasonal Laborers, Public Health, Research Projects, Participatory Research, Occupational Safety and Health, Agricultural Laborers, Migrant Workers
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina