The effects of an environmental education program on students, parents, and community

Research
TitleThe effects of an environmental education program on students, parents, and community
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsVolk, TL, Cheak, MJ
JournalJournal of Environmental Education
Volume34
Issue4
Pagination12 - 25
Date Published2003/06/01/
ISBN Number0095-8964
KeywordsAWB, citizen participation, Community Involvement, environmental education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Include2, NCH2, Program Effectiveness, program evaluation, qualitative research, Research Methodology, Reviewed, Reviewed2, Speech Skills
AbstractThis 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 those issues. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies were employed (including student, parent, school personnel, and community member interviews). The authors discuss program connections to students' critical thinking, environmental literacy, and participation in the community; reading, writing, and speaking skills; student and teacher characteristics; and parent and community viewpoints. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Short TitleJournal of Environmental Education