ERIC Number: ED058129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Environmental Education in the Sedro-Woolley School District.
Lunneborg, Patricia W.; Lunneborg, Clifford E.
This report details the evaluation of 25 teachers who during 1970-71 participated in an environmental inservice workshop. They, plus a control group of 22 teachers, were tested before and after the workshop with two environmental awareness surveys. These surveys did not indicate a greater final knowledge of environment in the experimental teaching group. Changes in values occurred, however, with significant shifts in the experimental teaching group towards idealism and humanism and away from both a scientific and economic orientation towards life. Part II, the major portion of this report, contains seven individual project reports done by psychology undergraduate and graduate students for participating teachers who wished research assistance. Through observation and awareness analysis they evaluated the effectiveness of the environmental learning packages which the teachers had developed and then used in their elementary and junior high classes. The overall teacher training and curriculum development plan of the Northwest Environmental Education Center (NEEC) is outlined in SO 002 082. (Author/AWW)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Research, Curriculum Evaluation, Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Environmental Education, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Workshops, Values Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of Testing.