ERIC Number: ED361169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of "The Forest Kit" in Schools. Forestry Insights. A Report.
Burgon, Jacky; Boyd, Sally
"Te Ngahere, The Forest" is a kit comprised of a teacher's guide, activity cards, a resource book, a poster, and a picture pack to inform New Zealand students of forest and forestry in New Zealand. This document reports results of a mail survey to determine the number of teachers and schools with knowledge of the kit, the extent of that knowledge, the use of the kit, and the method in which teachers heard about the kit. Of the teachers surveyed in a stratified random sample of teachers in the country's 11 education districts, 66% of the primary and 47% of the secondary teachers responded. Conclusions from the primary teacher survey were that the response to the kit was acceptable, the teachers were positive about the kit content and format, the kit is used differently from intended use, and the impact on the students could not be ascertained. Conclusions from the secondary teacher survey include that the picture was not clear, the use of the kit is less widespread than among primary teachers, the teacher response of those who used the kit was positive, teachers appear to use the kit for less time, and the kit was most often used in science classes. Appendices contain copies of the primary and secondary surveys; a comparison of national and sample school characteristics; comparisons of primary and secondary response samples and national characteristics; responses to primary open-ended questions; and responses to secondary open-ended questions. (MDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Forestry, Mail Surveys, Measures (Individuals), Questionnaires, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.; Forest Industries Council (New Zealand).
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand