A study of environmental education in Missouri: a survey of project wet facilitators' understandings of environmental education

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A study of environmental education in Missouri: a survey of project wet facilitators' understandings of environmental education

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dc.contributor.advisor Barrow, Lloyd H. en
dc.contributor.author Long, Blaise Edward, 1952- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T18:40:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T18:40:15Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007 Summer en
dc.identifier.other LongB-072407-D7756 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4679
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on November 29, 2007) en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Curriculum and instruction. en_US
dc.description.abstract The National Environmental Education Act of 1990 served as a federal mandate to encourage states to develop environmental education (EE) plans. Missouri's governor authorized the creation of an EE task force in 1993. The recommendations of the state EE task force included the participation of both the formal and nonformal sectors of education at all levels. Unfortunately, a state level EE coordinating council was never established and participation by the formal education sector, state and higher education systems, was never realized. The lack of participation by the formal education system left the majority of the responsibility of creating an environmentally literate state to the nonformal sector. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is one of the state's nonformal, natural resource agencies involved with EE. The agency sponsors a national EE curriculum, Project WET (water education for teachers). The DNR state coordinator for Project WET is responsible for providing workshops for individuals interested in obtaining the WET curriculum and trains Project WET facilitators (PWF) to assist in this effort. More than 300 PWF have been trained in Missouri and have provided workshops for over 7,000 Missouri educators. However, there has not been a formal assessment of PWF understandings about EE. PWF come from both formal and nonformal sectors of EE. Research has shown these two groups to be different (Knapp, 2001, Magill, 2002, & Simmons, 2002) because of their preparation and practice as educators. Contrary to previous research on formal and nonformal educators, PWFs are a homogeneous group as evident by their mean scores on constructs of this study's survey. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2007 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Project WET International en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Missouri -- Dept. of Natural Resources en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental education -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water quality -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.title A study of environmental education in Missouri: a survey of project wet facilitators' understandings of environmental education en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Learning, teaching and curriculum en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b61495268 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 182857504 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2007 Dissertations


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