Term

Summer 2017

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAED: NSEE

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Laura Halldin

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Paul Dean

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Elizabeth Donohue

Abstract

This research project adapted and implemented curriculum into a middle school science classroom to gauge the effect of the curriculum on the students’ behaviors and attitudes. The focus of the curriculum was on waste management and recycling. Students participated in surveys both before and after the curriculum. Their responses were compared to others in the school who did not go through the curriculum. There are not many updated curriculums available however, through this study it was concluded that education can impact the recycling behaviors and attitudes through curriculum in a positive way that makes students connect their actions to the negative effects of improper disposal of waste.

Research Methodology

Action Research, Focus Group, Survey (attitude scale, opinion, questionnaire)

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