ERIC Number: ED137085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Compendium of Values Clarification Research in Environmental Education at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Kindergarten through Middle School.
Tomera, Audrey N.
Four studies completed from 1973 to 1976 are described which focus on the relationship of knowledge to values clarification and/or value shifts with respect to environmental problems or issues. One-hundred twelve eighth graders were interviewed before and after a 12-week period of instruction in skills of conducting environmental education research plus an autonomous environmental education research study of the student's choosing. Seventeen fifth graders and 33 eighth graders first received instruction in skills of conducting environmental education research. They were pretested before the autonomous environmental research and then posttested. The experimental group within 50 sixth graders received a guided discovery treatment related to water use and importance to man. Forty kindergarten students were instructed in three components of the environment: air, sound, and solid waste. Data were gathered by opinionaires or questionnaires verbally or in written form. Questions involving knowledge and values were asked. It was concluded that knowledge seems to influence values. (CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (50th, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 22-24, 1977); Contains occasional broken type