ERIC Number: ED328445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Think Earth Environmental Education Program. Report on May 1990 Field Test of Units for Kindergarten through Third Grade.
Educational Development Specialists, Lakewood, CA.
Four environmental education units for kindergarten through third grade being developed under the "Think Earth" project were field tested during May of 1990. The units were used with more than 1,000 students from 42 classrooms at 12 schools throughout Southern California. Each unit contained the teacher and pupil materials needed to conduct four daily lessons on the unit's outcomes. This report is the culmination of that field test. The data collected during the field test focused primarily on: (1) pupil achievement of unit outcomes; (2) pupil attitudes toward the units; (3) pupil behaviors related to the environment; and (4) teacher attitudes toward the units. The program outcomes, field test procedures, data sources, results in pupil achievement, reactions, and behavior, teacher reactions, discussion, and suggested revisions of the K-3 units are included. A consortium roster, a pretest and posttest item analysis for each grade, "Helpful Habits" Survey item analysis, and teacher comments from a reaction sheet are appended. (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Development Specialists, Lakewood, CA.