ERIC Number: ED463934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-31
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Fishing, Boating and Aquatic Stewardship Education: Framework and Best Practices Recommendations.
Fedler, Anthony J.
Increasing questions about the value and efficacy of aquatic and boating education programs have led to demands for scientifically based guidance for improving and evaluating those programs. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation commissioned 11 aquatic, environmental, and outdoor education professionals to provide summaries of research and recommendations for the development of best professional practices for fishing, boating, and stewardship education. The research and recommendations were then reviewed by 25 researchers and educators during a workshop. This paper summarizes the process involved in completing this project, develops the conceptual framework within which to consider the principles and recommendations, outlines the recommendations, and provides an overview of the background papers. The conceptual model for program development and evaluation includes inputs (resources), activities, participants, outputs (numbers and feedback), and outcomes. Outcomes include short-term (learning and attitudes), medium-term (behaviors), and long-term (effects on conditions). Five tables list guiding principles for boating, fishing, and aquatic education, and best practices for program development and implementation, professional development, program evaluation, and research. (Contains 15 references.) (SV)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Research, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Workshops
For full text: http://www.rbff.org/educational/BPE1.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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