ERIC Number: ED081605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-1
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An Inter-Disciplinary Problem Solving Approach to Environmental Education, Interim Evaluation Report.
Egan, Thomas A.; Seidel, Janet C.
Evaluation of an ESEA Title III project, "An Inter-Disciplinary Problem Solving Approach to Environmental Education" located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, is offered in this interim report. The report is primarily concerned with the degree to which operational and management process objectives are being achieved in each of four components: instruction, staff development, materials development, and community involvement. Comments are directed toward the already completed product objectives as they relate to experimental groups at both the fifth- and seventh-grade levels. A variety of methods were employed in the analysis procedure: student pre- and posttest scores; on-site visits; individual discussions; records of project activities; questionnaires; rating scales; and reviews of reports submitted by teachers and staff. Summary statements indicate that the project has been extremely successful in utilizing its expertise, staff, and facilities; stated objectives have been met at levels consistently above what was expected; the environmental knowledge of participating students has improved significantly; and students have changed their attitudes towards the environment in a more positive direction. However, community development was not proceeding as planned, primarily in relation to the creation, continuation, and integration of local and central advisory committees. (BL)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Berks County Schools, Reading, PA.
Authoring Institution: Educational Research and Development Associates, West Chester, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III