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ERIC Number: EJ880188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Assessing K-12 Teachers' Personal Environmental Education Teaching Efficacy and Outcome Expectancy
Moseley, Christine; Huss, Jeanine; Utley, Juliana
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v9 n1 p5-17 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine change in environmental education teaching efficacy beliefs of K-12 teachers who participated in two weeks of an intensive summer earth systems science institute using the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) curriculum as the conceptual framework. Thirty-eight teachers participated daily in eight hours of Basic GLOBE activities the first week and Advanced GLOBE activities the second week. In addition, teachers participated in one orientation session, two follow-up seminars, and were required to develop an action implementation plan to implement GLOBE activities and protocols into their classrooms during the following fall semester. Teachers were given the Environmental Education Efficacy Belief Instrument (EEEBI) at the orientation session, on the last day of the summer activities, and a third time at the last follow-up seminar in the fall. These scores were analyzed for any significant change in "personal environmental teaching efficacy" (PETE) and "environmental teaching outcome expectancy" (ETOE). Results indicated that teachers reported significant gains in both PETE and ETOE immediately following the workshop. While mean scores on the two subscales increased slightly between the conclusion of the summer institute and the end of the fall semester, the increase was not significant. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A