ERIC Number: ED232887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Energy Conservation: Field Projects. Phase 2: External Evaluation. Document 1: Report.
Stanley Associates, Edmonton (Alberta).
Objectives of Phase 2: Energy Conservation Field Projects were to: test the generalizability of the energy conservation measures outlined in "Guidelines for Conserving Energy in Alberta Schools" and augment these guidelines as required; develop standards of energy consumption for Alberta schools by school type and size, and on the basis of climate; and provide lighthouse projects readily accessible by personnel from surrounding jurisdictions. Activities involved in the evaluation of this phase included a literature review followed by interviews with school board administrators, principals, teachers, and custodians (N= approximately 150), attitude workshop, and meetings with the Energy Steering Committee. Results are reported and discussed as they relate to the: technical retrofitting component; motivation component; elementary/secondary curriculum components; energy consultants' perceptions/attitudes workshop; administrators' and school officials' perceptions/attitudes; school custodians' perceptions/attitudes; and building quality restoration program. Results indicate that project goals were realistic and were attained. In addition, it is noted that the "Guidelines for Conserving Energy in Alberta Schools" was little used by energy consultants (on the grounds that it was too elementary for their purposes), although many concepts contained therein were utilized. The Guidelines content, however, appears sound, based on responses of knowledgeable individuals who reviewed the document. (JN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Conservation Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Field Studies, Foreign Countries, Fuel Consumption, Guidelines, Motivation, Policy, Program Evaluation, School Buildings, Secondary School Curriculum, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
Authoring Institution: Stanley Associates, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers: Alberta; Custodian Attitudes; Retrofitting
Note: For related documents, see SE 043 381 (Appendices) and SE 043 382.