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ERIC Number: EJ1005499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
The Effect of Eco-Schools on Children's Environmental Values and Behaviour
Boeve-de Pauw, Jelle; Van Petegem, Peter
Journal of Biological Education, v47 n2 p96-103 2013
The study examines the effectiveness of eco-schools concerning their students' environmental values and environmental behaviour, and includes 1287 children from fifty-nine schools (thirty-eight eco-schools and twenty-one control schools) in Flanders. Controlling for effects of gender and socio-economic status, analyses show that eco-schools have no effect on the environmental behaviour of their students or on their preservation values. Eco-school students do, however, show lower utilisation values than control school students. Results furthermore indicate that preservation values and not utilisation values impact environmental behaviour. Eco-schools thus seem to be applying a pedagogical approach that impacts only on utilisation values but through that fails to affect their students' preservation values and, with those, their environmental behaviour. Directions for future research are suggested. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium