ERIC Number: EJ871183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Environmental Education Evaluation: Time to Reflect, Time for Change
Crohn, Kara; Birnbaum, Matthew
Evaluation and Program Planning, v33 n2 p155-158 May 2010
Evaluation in environmental education is fairly nascent despite decades-long attention to its importance. In setting the context for future chapters appearing in this special issue of the "Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning," attention is devoted to the political circumstances associated with retrenchment in the public sector and increased involvement of citizens in environmental issues in their regions. It further is nested in the context of potential political reforms in a stable market democracy where education is but one strategy that can be bundled with regulations and taxes/subsidies. Additional attention is directed to explaining many of the key evaluation theories--utilization-focused evaluation, evaluative capacity building, and program-theory driven evaluation. The final section of this chapter situates the subsequent chapters of this volume based on the demographic target (youth or adult) as well as connection to a particular evaluation theory.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Democracy, Public Sector, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Theories, Political Issues
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