Journal of Pesticide Safety Education
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Journal of Pesticide Safety Education,
2000, Volume 2, Pages 15-26
Non-English Pesticide Applicator Training Programs
Shenk, Pesticide Applicator Training Coordinator,
Integrated Plant Protection Center of Oregon State University, 2040 Cordley
Hall, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2915. firstname.lastname@example.org
Training pesticide applicators
in non-English languages is more difficult than typical English-language training
programs because of issues related to: 1) cultural context, 2) language, 3)
communications, 4) resources, 5) perceived needs by industry and the public,
and 6) socio-political factors. Cultural issues such as American attitudes
held by trainers, and belief systems and practices, view of authority and
community, and teacher-learner conventions held by "foreigners,"
can significantly interfere with effective training. Problems of word choice,
non-verbal communication, gender issues, resource limitations, perceived training
needs, and socio-political issues are also discussed.
Keywords: pesticide safety education training
non-English languages communication