ERIC Number: ED406234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Biodiversity Literacy Assessment Instrument. Report to the National Environmental Education Training Foundation.
World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, Stevens Point.
This report provides information about the program evaluation study of a national biodiversity education program for youth in the United States known as "Windows on the World" launched by the World Wildlife Fund. The curriculum development project is organized into four phases: (1) a biodiversity needs assessment; (2) the development of biodiversity education materials and formative evaluation; (3) training and implementation; and (4) dissemination and summative evaluation of the project. The goal of the program is to educate youth about what biodiversity is, what it means to humanity, the causes behind the loss of biodiversity, and ways to address the problem. This report includes an overview of biodiversity education and the need for assessment of biodiversity literacy, a description of the development of the biodiversity education framework, details of the development of the biodiversity assessment instrument for middle school students, development and results of the formative assessment instrument for select activities, and a discussion of the use of the framework. The appendices contain a listing of the advisory board and program evaluation steering committee members, framework validation, details about the pilot studies, the formative evaluation instrument, and formative evaluation item and subscale results. Contains 141 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY.; National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, Stevens Point.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin