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ERIC Number: ED077683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-28
Pages: 14
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Attitude Change as a Result of a Short Course on Environmental Quality.
Milson, James L.
This study was conducted to determine what attitude changes take place in a group of secondary school teachers as a result of participation in a short course on the environmental problems of air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, population problems and the use of natural resources. A secondary purpose was to determine if the teachers perceived the course structure as an effective method for presenting environmental topics. Participants, 43 in the experimental group and 45 in the control group, were given two questionnaires relating to environmental attitudes and environmental management. Examination of resulting data by analysis of variance indicated a statistically significant change in responses occurring for 18 of the 30 items on the questionnaire dealing with environmental attitudes, and for 25 of the 30 items on the questionnaire dealing with environmental management. In the third aspect, the structure of the course was perceived as highly acceptable by the participants. The three evaluation instruments and tables of group responses are appended. (BL)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (46th, Detroit, Michigan, March 1973)