ERIC Number: ED237366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Energy & Man's Environment Impact Study. Summary of Results.
Horsfall, J. Stuart
An evaluation was conducted on the effectiveness of Energy and Man's Environment (EME), a nonprofit energy organization which conducts energy programs in 15 states around the United States. Three research questions were addressed: (1) Who is the consumer of EME workshops and the user of EME materials? (2) How do participants view EME workshops. Specifically, how are the presentations and content perceived? (3) What impact does participation in EME workshops have on educators? Survey instruments (sample included in appendix) were mailed to national (N=1188) and regional (N=1399) samples representing individuals participating in implementation, make-and-take, and college credit workshops during 1982. Response rates were 454 national (39 percent) and 539 regional (38 percent). Results are reported and discussed in three sections corresponding to the three research questions posed. Among the results presented are those indicating that: a majority of EME participants are elementary school teachers; participants are typically very experienced educators and attend workshops on their own volition; participants regard workshop presentations as clear, well organized/prepared, effective, relatively value free, and interactive; that subject matter is informative, useful, and practical; and that approximately half of workshop participants develop/compile other energy materials to supplement ones received. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Energy and Man's Environment, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.
Identifiers: Energy and Mans Environment Project; Energy Education