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Espinosa, Santiago; Jacobson, Susan K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Environmental education is a widespread, yet relatively unexamined strategy to reduce human-wildlife conflicts. We evaluated knowledge, attitudes and behavioral intentions toward bear conservation after five years of environmental education in a Quichua community. Conflicts with livestock predation created mixed attitudes and behaviors toward bear…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Focus Groups, Community Programs, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Engels, Christine Archer; Jacobson, Susan K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
The authors evaluated the environmental education program of the Golden Lion Tamarin Association in Brazil by comparing results of a 2001 survey with baseline data from 1986. Responses of 666 residents and results from 4 focus groups revealed an increase in public support for the tamarin and its habitat and an increase in general environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Support, Focus Groups, Environmental Education
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Jacobson, Susan K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1997
The Rapid Assessment for Conservation Education (RACE) provides guidelines and tools for identifying conservation education needs and recommending subsequent actions. Interviews, surveys, workshops, and public meetings are among the methods of qualitative and quantitative data collection used to gather information quickly and inexpensively.…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Data Collection, Environmental Education, Evaluation Methods
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Padua, Suzana; Jacobson, Susan K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Evaluated the Morro do Diabo State Park environmental education program using the Planning-Process-Product evaluation model. Formative evaluation provided educators with continuous feedback to improve activities. A study of 144 students from grades 5-8 who visited the park to develop environmental awareness demonstrated that the program was…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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de White, Teresa Gutierrez; Jacobson, Susan K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1994
Reports a study to determine the effectiveness of conservation education strategies in use at zoological parks by comparing program formats. Fourth-grade students (n=1,015) were assigned to experimental groups and completed questionnaires. Knowledge and attitude scores of students whose teachers participated in the educational program improved…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education
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Jacobson, Susan K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Described is a comprehensive approach which was used to develop, implement, and assess educational programs for four specific Kinabulu Park audiences: general park visitors, school groups, local villagers, and the public reached by mass media. (CW)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior, Environmental Education, Informal Education
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Norris, Kimberly S.; Jacobson, Susan K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1998
Content analysis of 56 reports on tropical conservation education programs published between 1975 and 1990 revealed that fewer than half of the programs were successful in achieving their objectives. Use of either formative or long-term evaluations in the program design was correlated with significantly higher rates of program success, as was…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Conservation Education, Content Analysis, Developing Nations