In Defense of Food Summative Evaluation Report: Educator engagement with and reflections on the In Defense of Food curriculum

January 1st, 2017 | EVALUATION

As part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for the In Defense of Food project directed by Kikim Media, the independent evaluation firm Knight Williams Inc.1 conducted a summative evaluation of the project’s key deliverables, which included: a PBS television broadcast program, an outreach effort, and an educational curriculum. This report (Study 3 of 3) considers the In Defense of Food curriculum and, in particular, educators’ reactions to the curriculum in terms of perceived appeal, ease of implementation, and learning value. Feedback was gathered from educators who were surveyed about their use and assessment of the materials



Team Members

Valerie Knight-Williams, Evaluator, Knight Williams Inc.
Divan Williams, Evaluator, Knight Williams Inc.
Rachael Teel Dobrowolski, Evaluator, Knight Williams Inc.
Gabriel Simmons, Evaluator, Knight Williams Inc.
Michael Schwarz, Principal Investigator, Kikim Media, LLC


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1224172

Related URLs

Full-Scale Development: In Defense of Food


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Undergraduate | Graduate Students | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Health and medicine
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs