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ERIC Number: EJ884483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Water Curriculum Evaluation for Educators in Pennsylvania
Gruver, Joshua B.; Smith, Sanford S.; Finley, James C.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v7 n4 p164-170 2008
Results are presented from a formal evaluation of The Pennsylvania Bureau of State Park's Watershed Education (WE) curriculum developed for students in grades 6-12. The primary research objective was to measure the impact the training and subsequent use of the WE curriculum had on teachers' behavior, confidence, and self-efficacy in teaching about watersheds. A statewide mail survey measured these attributes in both curriculum participants and non-participants. Comparisons between the two populations revealed that teachers who participated in the WE training, and who use the curriculum in their classrooms, exhibit a higher degree of pro-watershed behavior inside and outside the classroom than do non-participants. Additionally, participants exhibit greater confidence and self-efficacy than teachers who have not participated in the WE training. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania