Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education

The TELA: A New Tool for Assessing Educator Environmental Literacy
Roberta H. Hunter 1 * , Rebecca C. Jordan 2
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1 Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, USA
2 Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University, USA
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Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2019 - Volume 15 Issue 1, Article No: e02201
https://doi.org/10.29333/ijese/6286

Published Online: 13 Dec 2019

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ABSTRACT
This paper describes the measurement and outcomes of a novel teacher environmental literacy assessment. The Teacher Environmental Literacy Assessment (TELA) uses a contextual view of environmental literacy, and includes measures of Knowledge, Self-efficacy, Environmental Identity, Behavior, Issue Identification, and Strategy Selection. A sample of formal and nonformal educators and experts were selected to take and be interviewed about TELA responses. We found demographic differences, particularly between nonformal and formal educators. In addition, experts chose different types of strategies to address environmental issues than educators. The TELA can identify gaps in educator environmental literacy, which is vital content knowledge for educators.
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