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McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn; Dendinger, Roger – Journal of Geography, 2008
A twelve-question framework for teaching, learning, and assessing environmental issues was created through analysis of environmental textbooks and interviews with professors and researchers who specialize in the environment. Concepts in the framework include: causes, scale, spatial distribution, longevity, consequences, risks, economic…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Validity, Undergraduate Study, Models
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McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn – Journal of Environmental Education, 2000
The status of the environmental education component of preservice teacher education programs is unknown nationally. This study surveyed 715 institutions of teacher education using a mail questionnaire. Results indicate that most schools have few requirements related to environmental education, and environmental education is not institutionalized…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teachers, Program Descriptions
McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn – EEducator, 1999
The number one barrier to including environmental education in teacher education curricula is too little time. Reports the results of a survey of 715 preservice teacher training programs and concludes that institutions that offer environmental education do so because of the interests of faculty. (DDR)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Environmental Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn; Dendinger, Roger – Journal of Environmental Education, 2000
Identifies social science concepts that are prerequisite for understanding or analyzing environmental issues through a review of social science textbooks and educational materials, and interviews with social scientists. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards
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Heimlich, Joe E.; Braus, Judy; Olivolo, Betty; McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn; Barringer-Smith, Liz – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
A national study of colleges and universities offering teacher-preparation programs was undertaken to ascertain how environmental education (EE) might be better incorporated into their curricula. Six questions guided the descriptive, explorative mail survery relating to satisfaction and fit into EE with current program offerings, what…
Descriptors: Course Content, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Environmental Education
Archie, Michele; Mann, Lori, Ed.; Vymetal-Taylor, Mary; Alston, Caroline; Braus, Judy; Hayden, Matt; Hollums, Don; McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn; Paden, Mary; Paterson, Margaret; Raze, Robert; Weiser, Brenda; Lee, Peggy Soong Yap – North American Association for Environmental Education, 2005
Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators is a set of recommendations about the basic knowledge and abilities educators need to provide high-quality environmental education. The guidelines are designed to apply: (1) Within the context of pre-service teacher education programs and environmental education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Natural Resources, Guidelines, Education Courses
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McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that geography is an ideal discipline for environmental education. Argues that geographers study the environment in four major ways: (1) the natural environment; (2) the impact of human behavior on the environment; (3) environmental influences on human behavior; and (4) the landscape. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education