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ERIC Number: EJ908782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Are Environmental Professors Unbalanced? Evidence from the Field
Teisl, Mario F.; Anderson, Mark W.; Noblet, Caroline L.; Criner, George K.; Rubin, Jonathan; Dalton, Timothy
Journal of Environmental Education, v42 n2 p67-83 2011
Most outcomes assessment in higher education has focused on content knowledge or skills development; however, attitudinal change is also a legitimate focus of assessment. We use the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) to test whether courses designed to meet the same university environmental literacy requirement changed student environmental attitudes, and whether these changes resulted from instructor and/or course-content effects. We found student environmental attitudes did change significantly but in different directions depending upon who taught the course. The ability to measure such changes adds to the discussion in the environmental education community on the desired nature of attitudinal change and of the responsibilities of higher education instructors. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures, and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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