ERIC Number: ED259190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Systematic Evaluation of the "Forests in Schools" (SIS) Project.
School Research Newsletter, n6 Jun 1985
The purpose of an inquiry was to study the feasibility, content, mediation, and results of the Swedish "Forests in Schools" (SIS) project, an example of a link between schools and working life (the latter represented by forest enterprise in general). It also sought to describe and, if possible, explain the effects of the activities conducted at the senior level of compulsory school. Data included interviews with students, teachers, workers, and the forest industry; results of a test on forests and the forest industry administered to students; and student questionnaires. The forest enterprise joined the SIS project mainly for information dissemination. Schools sought to augment their contacts with working life. The content of the project included inservice teacher training and student activities (ground clearing, seedling planting, field trips). The collected information indicated that the knowledge conveyed to students about working life in the broad sense was not unduly penetrating; no reliable differences were revealed between participating students and other students; participating students acquired additional knowledge of biology and certain skills, depending on activities in which they took part; and roughly half the students who completed SIS activities adopted a neutral attitude toward SIS. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden