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Food and Agriculture Education

Title: Food and Agriculture Education: A Framework for the Tallahassee Community.
Name(s): Allegra, Jacqueline, author
Department of Sociology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This project is focused on improving Environmental Education in Tallahassee, specifically in regards to the Food and Agriculture System. This paper draws on research about environmental education practices as well as issues within the agriculture system to develop an understanding about not only the need for Food and Agriculture Education, but also the ideal ways to engage students, teachers, and the community. The conclusions from this paper can be useful to educators and teachers who are interested in starting or improving environmental education programs in their communities and schools. The primary research in this study involved qualitative interviews with local community members and educators who are involved in Environmental Education. Themes and issues of the interviews were discussed as a foundation for an educational framework proposal. The framework involves four key elements 1) an online website of relevant content and lessons 2) a networking initiative to connect farmers and community organizations with teachers and students 3) educational opportunities for teachers and other educators 4) a connection between student's community engagement and classroom success. The creation of such would allow for healthier students, stronger community ties, and the promotion of food production practices that are environmentally sustainable.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0382 (IID)
Keywords: Education, Food, Community, Agriculture, Tallahassee
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Sociology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: April 17, 2014.
Subject(s): Service learning
Social service
Place-based education
Educational sociology
Education and state
Environmental policy
Environmental geography
Physical geography
Cities and towns -- Study and teaching
City planning
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Allegra, J. (2014). Food and Agriculture Education: A Framework for the Tallahassee Community. Retrieved from