INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
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The TELA: A New Tool for Assessing Educator Environmental Literacy

Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2019, 15(1), e02201, https://doi.org/10.29333/ijese/6286
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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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environmental literacy teachers educators assessment

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Hunter, R. H., & Jordan, R. C. (2019). The TELA: A New Tool for Assessing Educator Environmental Literacy. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 15(1), e02201. https://doi.org/10.29333/ijese/6286
Harvard
Hunter, R. H., and Jordan, R. C. (2019). The TELA: A New Tool for Assessing Educator Environmental Literacy. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 15(1), e02201. https://doi.org/10.29333/ijese/6286
Vancouver
Hunter RH, Jordan RC. The TELA: A New Tool for Assessing Educator Environmental Literacy. INTERDISCIP J ENV SCI ED. 2019;15(1):e02201. https://doi.org/10.29333/ijese/6286
AMA
Hunter RH, Jordan RC. The TELA: A New Tool for Assessing Educator Environmental Literacy. INTERDISCIP J ENV SCI ED. 2019;15(1), e02201. https://doi.org/10.29333/ijese/6286
Chicago
Hunter, Roberta H., and Rebecca C. Jordan. "The TELA: A New Tool for Assessing Educator Environmental Literacy". Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education 2019 15 no. 1 (2019): e02201. https://doi.org/10.29333/ijese/6286
MLA
Hunter, Roberta H. et al. "The TELA: A New Tool for Assessing Educator Environmental Literacy". Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, vol. 15, no. 1, 2019, e02201. https://doi.org/10.29333/ijese/6286

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