Closing the Achievement Gap

Lieberman, Gerald and Linda Hoody

SEER is a cooperative endeavor of 16 state departments of education. SEER works to enhance student achievement, improve K-12 instructional practices and help schools achieve their improvement goals by implementing the EIC Model. This 1998 study is one of the landmarks in research on EE and student achievement.

Pedagogical Area
  • place-based education, environment as integrating context (EIC)
Delivery Area
  • school based
  • on site day programs (nature center, farm, etc.)
Outcome Area
  • academic performance
  • environmental knowledge, attitude and awareness
Participant Area
  • student
  • educator
Age Area
  • elementary (6-11 years old)
  • middle school (12-14 years old)
  • high school (14-18 years old)