Improving the effectiveness of existing and future air quality community education initiatives
There is a wide range of community environmental education approaches used in Australia but a lack of common education policies guiding the selection of these approaches. This report provides a review of current and recent major air quality community education programs both nationally and internationally to identify those factors which will improve the effectiveness of existing and future initiatives.
This research was undertaken by ARIES and funded by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) through the Natural Heritage Trust. The report identifies a set of criteria to be met if progress towards more effective air quality community education programs is to be made. The identification of the criteria was based on existing evaluation studies and other literature which underpins current thinking about learning for a sustainable future.
Skamp, K., Bergmann, I., Taplin, R. and Cooke, K. (2006) A Review of Air Quality Education. Sydney: Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability.ISBN – 1 74138 178 9