Environment-Based Education: Improving Attitudes and Academics for Adolescents

Falco, Edward A.

Using the Environment as an Integrating ContextTM (EIC) for student learning, the South Carolina EIC School Network is changing the way that teachers teach and students learn at ten pilot middle schools in the state. Data collected in forty-eight schools across the nation since 1996 indicate that the EIC program has significant positive effects on academic achievement, classroom behavior, and instructional practices.

Pedagogical Area
  • place-based education, environment as integrating context (EIC)
Delivery Area
  • school based
Outcome Area
  • academic performance
  • environmental knowledge, attitude and awareness
  • stewardship behavior
  • school change
Participant Area
  • student
  • educator
  • program
Age Area
  • middle school (12-14 years old)