ERIC Number: EJ871189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
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Environmental Education: A Time of Change, a Time for Change
Keene, Matt; Blumstein, Daniel T.
Evaluation and Program Planning, v33 n2 p201-204 May 2010
We join the authors in this special issue in their call to embrace a culture of evaluation. Obstacles to change are formidable. Educators debate their purpose--provide knowledge or achieve environmental goals--and we have limited evidence of the effectiveness of environmental programs and policies. Change requires collaboration across organizations and disciplines, targeted capacity building, and building systems of assessment into programs that enable more sophisticated evaluations. As in other fields, an evidence-based movement will increase the credibility and effectiveness of environmental education. A culture of evaluation offers educators a solid platform to collaboratively and efficiently achieve society's environmental goals.
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Evidence, Cooperation, Environmental Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Needs, Public Policy, Role of Education
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