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ERIC Number: ED376055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Pages: 19
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The Effects of an Extended Case Study on Environmental Behavior and Associated Variables in Seventh and Eighth Grade Students.
Culen, Gerald R.
This paper summarizes a study that assessed the effects of an extended case study that focused on wetland issues with seventh and eighth grade students. The extended case study is an instructional methodology that incorporates the issue investigation/evaluation and action training model. A modified pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group design was utilized with fifteen intact classes from Illinois and Missouri. Posttest data were collected on the variables of overt environmental behavior, knowledge of ecological foundations, individual locus of control, group locus of control, knowledge of citizenship action skills, and perceived skill in the use of citizenship action skills. Analysis of covariance was used to compare treatment groups and control group means. Statistically significant differences were found with the variable overt environmental behavior. The two experimental treatments were found to be more effective than the control, and the full treatment was found to be more effective then the partial treatment in increasing overt environmental behavior. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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