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Student participation in community-based participatory research to improve migrant and seasonal farmworker environmental health: issues for success.
Rao-P; Arcury-TA; Quandt-SA
J Environ Educ 2004 Jan; 35(2):3-15
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 farm-worker 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.
Agriculture; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-chemicals; Environmental-health; Farmers; Education; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Author Keywords: community-based participarory research; farmworker environmental health; pesticide safety education
Issue of Publication
The Journal of Environmental Education
Wake Forest University
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division