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Brandt, Molly; Forbes, Cory; Keshwani, Jenny – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The public is more disconnected from agriculture than ever. Americans are now two to four generations removed from the farm with a majority of Americans having no direct experience in agriculture. As a result, the public lacks the knowledge and appreciation of the food, fuel, and fiber it demands. The National Agricultural Learning Objectives…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Scientific Literacy, Agricultural Education, Evidence Based Practice
Hess, Alexander J.; Trexler, Cary J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Agricultural literacy of K-12 students is a national priority for both scientific and agricultural education professional organizations. Development of curricula to address this priority has not been informed by research on what K-12 students understand about the agri-food system. While students' knowledge of food and fiber system facts have been…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Agricultural Education, Urban Youth, Semi Structured Interviews