Environmental Literacy Instrument (ELI)

The Environmental Literacy Instrument is used to identify awareness of the environment along with issues associated with it. Also, the instrument tests what the candidates believe they know and what is actually true. The survey includes a 41 questionnaire with four focus points – Knowledge, beliefs, opinions, and Self-Perceptions.

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Wilke, Hungerfor, Volk, and Bluhm (June 1995).

Validity and Reliability

The instrument was tested by a national panel of 19 science/environmental related professionals. A sample of students taken from an elementary science course were administered the ELI test. All test showed a reliability above 0.7. Wilke, Hungerford, Volk, and Bluhm were responsible for creating the test. There are revised version of the test in order to better suit and specific group of people, i.e. middle school students.

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Environmental Literacy Committee. (2000). Attachment C: Environmental literacy committee report. In Environmental literacy requirement time line. Athens: University of Georgia.

Golley, F. B. (1998). A primer for environmental literacy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ViewHigh School Education Books)

Moody, G. (2001). Assessing the environmental literacy requirement at the University of Georgia. Unpublished undergraduate paper, University of Georgia, Athens.

Schneider, S. (1997). Defining environmental literacy. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 12, 457.

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