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ERIC Number: EJ816772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Engaging Pennsylvania Teachers in Watershed Education
Gruver, Joshua; Luloff, A. E.
Journal of Environmental Education, v40 n1 p43-54 Fall 2008
Water-resource scientists have become increasingly concerned about global water quality and quantity issues. Water and watershed education are now mandated topics for school-aged youth. Pennsylvania teachers lack consistent and accessible curricula to teach students about water quality and quantity. A mail survey administered in 2004 determined what curricula teachers use, how they use it, and their confidence in teaching about watersheds. The authors empirically tested a conceptual model of curricular behavior using survey data from science teachers across Pennsylvania. The analysis revealed that gender, age, classroom confidence, and self-efficacy significantly influenced teachers' curricular behavior. The authors discuss implications for curriculum developers, state agencies, and conservation organizations. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania