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ERIC Number: EJ885990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Developing and Implementing a Mobile Conservation Education Unit for Rural Primary School Children in Lao PDR
Hansel, Troy; Phimmavong, Somvang; Phengsopha, Kaisone; Phompila, Chitana; Homduangpachan, Khiaosaphan
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v9 n2 p96-103 2010
In this article, the authors examine the implementation and success of a mobile conservation education unit targeting primary schools in central Lao PDR (People's Democratic Republic). The mobile unit conducted 3-hour interactive programs for school children focused on the importance of wildlife and biodiversity around the primary schools in rural villages. Qualitative and anecdotal information were gathered during and after each program performance in schools, program offices, and villagers' homes to measure program success. Comparing correct responses between the pre- and posttest results showed a 21% improvement of student posttest scores. Indicators show the Mobile Conservation Education Unit met the program goals and objectives, despite the nature of Lao education and censorship of mass media. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Laos