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ERIC Number: EJ1141428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
"I Am Not a Big Man": Evaluation of the Issue Investigation Program
Cincera, Jan; Simonova, Petra
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v16 n2 p84-92 2017
The article evaluates a Czech environmental education program focused on developing competence in issue investigation. In the evaluation, a simple quasi-experimental design with experimental (N = 200) and control groups was used. The results suggest that the program had a greater impact on girls than on boys, and that it increased their internal locus of control and awareness of local environmental issues. The program had no effect on students' self-efficacy in constructively dealing with conflicts or local environmental issues. The article discusses some potentially weak parts of the program theory, which include the dominating teacher-directed approach and the lack of opportunities for students to be actively involved in the solving of issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic
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