Capstone Project Title
Culturally Sustaining Indigenous Education Within Agricultural Education Curriculum
When Agricultural Education was founded in 1917 from the Smith-Hughes Act, it was not inclusive to all students. Agricultural education and the National FFA Organization have excluded people based on their race, gender, and religion in the past. Though steps are being made today to right the wrongs of the past, there is still progress to be made. One group that has been left out and excluded from the agricultural education archives, are Indigenous students. Indigenous students face many challenges within the school system that stem directly from the intergenerational trauma that the westernized educational system has created. This capstone serves to answer the question: How can agricultural education teachers include a more culturally relevant curriculum that relates to their Indigenous students? Teachers must first research and understand the inequalities within agricultural education. Then, they must know the specific educational needs that Indigenous students have that differ from the westernized educational system. After that, a curriculum can be created that allows Indigenous students to be represented within the agricultural education classroom.
Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Science, Indigenous Curriculum
Trout, Emily, "Culturally Sustaining Indigenous Education Within Agricultural Education Curriculum" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 630.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects