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ERIC Number: EJ1024653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Facilitating Youth to Take Sustainability Actions: The Potential of Peer Education
de Vreede, Catherine; Warner, Alan; Pitter, Robert
Journal of Environmental Education, v45 n1 p37-56 2014
Peer education is an understudied yet valuable strategy for sustainability educators in shifting youth to take action for sustainability. This case study conceptualizes the change process in facilitating youth to take sustainability actions, and explores the benefits, dynamics, and challenges of peer education as a strategy in facilitating change. It assesses the learning of youth leaders of the "MindShift" program, and the extent to which they took action. Findings reveal multifaceted learning related to various antecedents of sustainability actions. The most influential elements of the peer education approach were peer support, meaningful contribution, teaching/leadership role, and student ownership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada