Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Can middle schoolers' attitudes and behaviors towards recycling and waste reduction be improve through service-learning? This project was designed to help Crosswinds Middle School realize the school's mission to help students become environmental stewards through a two-week course titled "Eco-Crusaders." During the course, students in grades six to ten were challenged to collaborate and create service learning projects that improve the school's recycling program. Students launched a successful school-wide campaign designed to "make recycling cool." Outcomes were measured by the use of surveys taken at the beginning of the course and repeated at its completion, along with service-learning reflections. Project outcomes included the implementation of a student-led recycling collection, student-made recycling centers in every classroom, and data to support a positive change in attitudes and behaviors towards recycling.
Armstrong, Sharriah B., "Using Service-Learning to Improve Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Recycling in a Secondary School" (2012). Theses and Graduate Projects. 65.