Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
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.
Action Research, Focus Group, Survey (attitude scale, opinion, questionnaire)
Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Science, Teachers/ Teaching
Flanagan, Sara, "How Can Education Improve The Recycling Behaviors And Attitudes Of Middle School Students" (2017). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4322.