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ERIC Number: ED106059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 180
Abstractor: N/A
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An Analysis of the Effects of an Environmental Program Upon the Participants Enrolled.
Sheldon, Daniel Steve
A twofold investigation, initiated during the Environmental Action Program (EAP) at the University of Iowa, was devised to determine if a new summer environmental program is effective in fulfilling its objectives and if this program is equally effective for students that are different in socioeconomic backgrounds. The research design employed was a "before-after" design with control groups. The experimental EAP program consisted of twenty-four students who applied and were accepted for a special summer program. The students were stratified into two equal groups based on socioeconomic backgrounds (low and high) for the second part of the investigation. The control groups consisted of thirty-seven students enrolled in a field ecology program and twenty-seven students enrolled in a biology program. The instruments used to measure growth of selected student outcomes were (1) Environmental Management Concepts List, (2) Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, (3) Inventory of Social Issues, and (4) Test on Understanding Science. Analyses of the four major variables showed that in general the summer environmental program (EAP) was effective in fulfilling many of the stated objectives and that the growth was greatest for students with high socioeconomic backgrounds. (Author/TK)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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