ERIC Number: ED067279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a University Course in the Environment. Final Report.
Luce, Terrence S.; Volksdorf, Norman R.
The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the university level multi-disciplinary course in the environment on bringing about heightened awareness of environmental events as reported in the mass media. A second, related study sought to determine whether particular values characteristically associated with the various disciplines could be modified by such a course experience. Experimental subjects, 61 students in the University of Tulsa, were administered an Environmental Events Awareness Scale and the Allport-Vernon-Lindzey Study of Values, both prior to and at the end of a multi-disciplinary university course entitled "Science, Technology and the Environment." The results indicate no heightened awareness of the experimental subjects, as measured by the Environmental Evants Awareness Scale. Data indicate there was actually a decrease in the awareness of such environmental events at the end of the course experience. Similarly, the results revealed little change in selected values as a function of exposure to the course material. (BL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tulsa Univ., OK.