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ERIC Number: ED072958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 25
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A Validity Study of Environmental Management Concepts.
Horn, Jerry G.
As an outgrowth of a previous study by Roth and others, "Environmental Management Concepts--A List," ED 045 376, this study attempts to determine if there is significant correlation in the taxonomic ranking of selected environmental management concepts as reported by Roth and the ranking of these concepts by teachers of students in grades K-8 for the purposes of validity. Participants in the study were 31 elementary and middle school teachers attending an environmental education workshop conducted at the University of South Dakota, Summer, 1971. Six concepts were selected from each major area: (1) Environmental Management, (2) Management Techniques, (3) Economics, (4) Environmental Ecology, (5) Natural Resources, (6) The Socio-Cultural Environment, and (7) Man and the Family. Within each category the concepts were ranked by the teachers from the one they considered most important for their students to the one least important. Analyses of data indicated there was some question as to whether the national panel (who originally ordered and weighted the concepts) and the teachers were in agreement as to which concepts were most important. Also, the teachers did not agree among themselves as to which concepts were most important. The questionnaire used to gather the data is appended. (BL)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association Area Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, October 5-7, 1972