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Challenges and opportunities for evaluating environmental education programs

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  • Carleton-Hug, Annelise
  • Hug, J. William

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Environmental education organizations can do more to either institute evaluation or improve the quality of their evaluation. In an effort to help evaluators bridge the gap between the potential for high quality evaluation systems to improve environmental education, and the low level of evaluation in actual practice, we reviewed recent environmental education literature to reveal the challenges and opportunities for evaluating environmental education programs. The literature review identified strategies for confronting the challenges in environmental education evaluation, as well as notable opportunities for increasing the quality of evaluation in environmental education.

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  • Carleton-Hug, Annelise & Hug, J. William, 2010. "Challenges and opportunities for evaluating environmental education programs," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 159-164, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:33:y:2010:i:2:p:159-164
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    1. Romero-Gutierrez, Miguel & Jimenez-Liso, M. Rut & Martinez-Chico, Maria, 2016. "SWOT analysis to evaluate the programme of a joint online/onsite master's degree in environmental education through the students’ perceptions," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 41-49.
    2. Khalil, Kathayoon & Ardoin, Nicole M. & Wojcik, Deborah, 2017. "Social learning within a community of practice: Investigating interactions about evaluation among zoo education professionals," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 45-54.
    3. Camacho, Rodrigo Simão & Sobreiro Filho, José & Sobreiro, Vinicius Amorim & Mariano, Enzo Barberio, 2016. "Evaluation of the relationship between education and sustainability in peasant movements: The experience of the National Education Program in Agrarian Reform," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 152-161.
    4. Lim, E.A & Manohar, M. & Aziz, Azlizam & Zakaria, M., 2016. "Influencing secondary school STUDENTS’ conservation behavior intention through an interpretive education program on the malayan tapir," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 60-69.
    5. Zyadin, Anas & Puhakka, Antero & Ahponen, Pirkkoliisa & Pelkonen, Paavo, 2014. "Secondary school teachers' knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes toward renewable energy in Jordan," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 341-348.
    6. Monroe, Martha C., 2010. "Challenges for environmental education evaluation," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 194-196, May.
    7. Crohn, Kara & Birnbaum, Matthew, 2010. "Environmental education evaluation: Time to reflect, time for change," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 155-158, May.

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