ERIC Number: EJ780395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 17
A Reinvestigation of Teachers' Motivations toward and Perceptions of Residential Environmental Education: A Case Study of the New Jersey School of Conservation
Smith-Sebasto, N. J.
Journal of Environmental Education, v38 n4 p34-42 Sum 2007
The author presents the findings of a study that explored teachers' motivations toward and perspectives of the residential environmental education (EE) program at the New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC). Thirty-five program coordinators were administered a 24-item instrument that explored the variables of interest. The findings revealed that (a) the coordinators feel strongly that a residential EE experience should be included as part of their students' academic preparation because of the positive effect it has on them, (b) the coordinators were involved with the effort because they perceive it as a requirement of their position, and (c) the cost of a residential EE program and the administrative duties or responsibilities associated with it are two of the biggest challenges.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Curriculum Development, Conservation (Environment), Teacher Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Residential Programs, Costs, Measures (Individuals), Program Administration, Administrator Attitudes
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey