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ERIC Number: EJ884889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Self-Determination and Student Perceptions in Environmental Service-Learning
Covitt, Beth A.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v5 n3 p171-181 2006
An evaluation of Chesapeake Bay Foundation's environmental education programs provides context for this study exploring the role of student self-determination in service-learning. Research questions include (1) How do self-determination-related characteristics of service-learning programs affect students' attitudes toward service-learning (ASL), and (2) How do attitudes toward service-learning affect environmental education outcomes? Results demonstrate that one self-determination-related characteristic, service-learning graduation requirements, did not affect students' ASL. Other factors such as perceived student choice and participation in different service-learning programs, however, did impact ASL. Furthermore, ASL was strongly related to outcomes including environmental sensitivity, personal responsibility and intentions to help the environment. (Contains 3 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland; Virginia