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McBeth, William; Volk, Trudi L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
The authors discuss environmental literacy in the United States and present a brief summary of the results of a major national study designed to attain a baseline measure of environmental literacy among middle school students in the United States. The authors include events that led up to the study and describe future directions for environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Middle School Students, Literacy, Futures (of Society)
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Volk, Trudi L.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1984
Assessed perceived K-16 environmental education curriculum (EE) needs by questionnaires mailed to 169 environmental educators (58.6 percent response rate). Findings show a consensus that EE goals are important ones and that extensive needs exist for both goal-oriented curricula and teacher education. Includes implications based on these and other…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Volk, Trudi L.; Hungerford, Harold R. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1981
Presents a study of the influence of an investigative skills environmental education program upon the problem identification skills of junior high students. Members of the experimental group (N=43) consistently outperformed students in a general science course (N=40) on measures of skills in problem identification. (Author/WB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Environmental Education, Junior High School Students, Problem Solving
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Paul, Gina; Volk, Trudi L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Focuses on quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the training model for Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues and Actions (IEEIA). Investigates the relationship between IEEIA implementation rates and types of training; workshop participants' perceptions of support for their use of IEEIA; and the impact of the instructional…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Secondary Education
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Winther, Austin A.; Volk, Trudi L.; Shrock, Sharon A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Compares a qualitative study of teacher decision making during the first year of implementation of an environmental education curriculum. Examines perceptions of training, the program, administrative and peer support, and the manner in which the program was implemented in each classroom. Reports that teachers' perceptions stemmed from cognitive…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Problem Based Learning
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Hungerford, Harold R.; Volk, Trudi L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Addressed is the effectiveness of environmental education for promoting responsible citizenship behavior. A model of environmental citizenship behavior is presented. Goals for instruction in environmental education are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Citizenship Education, College Science, Environmental Education
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Culen, Gerald R.; Volk, Trudi L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2000
Assesses the effects of an extended case study that focused on wetland issues with 7th and 8th grade students. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Environmental Education, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools
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Volk, Trudi L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
This article includes a conversation with four environmental education classroom teachers. The author introduces the four classroom teachers, Marie Marrs, Barb Pietrucha, Vicki Newberry, and Dara Lukonen. In the interview, the four environmental education classroom teachers describe the environmental education in their classrooms. Three of these…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Environmental Education, Teacher Background
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Volk, Trudi L.; Cheak, Marie J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
This study evaluated the impact of an environmental education program on students, parents, and the community. The program, in place for 5 years in 5th and 6th grade classes, was designed to help learners take an in-depth look at environmental issues in their community, make data-based decisions about those issues, and participate in resolving…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Speech Skills, Environmental Education, Grade 5