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ERIC Number: EJ1008594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
A Review of Research on Environmental Education in Non-Traditional Settings in Turkey, 2000 and 2011
Erdogan, Mehmet; Usak, Muhammet; Bahar, Mehmet
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v8 n1 p37-57 Jan 2013
The purpose of the present study was to collect and analyze the research on environmental education in non-traditional settings in Turkey undertaken with various subjects (e.g. students, graduates and teachers) and published over the years of 2000-2011. For systematic analysis, selected data-bases and journals were scrutinized across five pre-determined criteria. The close examination resulted in 11 studies reporting the effects of the interventions (e.g. hands-on practices, field trip activities) and 4 studies reporting participants' views on the effects of the interventions in general. Field trips, ecology-based nature education programs, nature camps and science education instruction in non-traditional settings were used as educational intervention in the selected studies. Later, these studies were subjected to content analysis to present the trends and to synthesize the common findings of the selected studies. The techniques and instructions used as the intervention in these selected studies were observed to contribute to development of participants' gains associated with knowledge of the environment and nature, perception of nature, environmental affect, responsible environment behaviors and conception and understanding of science. (Contains 3 tables.)
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey