Semester of Graduation

Summer 2019

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agricultural Education & Extension

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe the status of environmental education (EE) in Louisiana high school agriculture classrooms. A census of Louisiana Agriscience Teacher Association (LATA) members was conducted to understand their perceptions, attitudes, and barriers regarding EE implementation. Icek Ajzen’s Theory of Planned Behavior was utilized as the theoretical framework. Data were collected through an online survey research method and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results suggest that most LATA members incorporate EE into their curriculum relatively sparingly, perceive EE to be beneficial for students, and are in need of funding to incorporate EE into their curriculum as well as professional development opportunities. Based on the findings of this study, the researcher provides several recommendations for future research and practice.

Committee Chair

Stair, Kristin

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