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ERIC Number: EJ1108428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-0464
Children as "Solutionaries": Environmental Education as an Opportunity to Take Action
Crawford, Elizabeth O.; Luke, Nancy; Van Pelt, William
International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, v3 n1 p54-71 2015
"'Do You Want Paper or Plastic?' An Inquiry into Single-Use Grocery Bags" is an inquiry-based, solutions-focused environmental education unit developed for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Field-tested in two U.S. southeastern regions, the unit engages students as informed change makers who investigate the production, consumption, and disposal of single-use, disposable grocery bags. Based upon their inquiries, students become empowered as "solutionaries", or individuals who plan and implement action steps that lead to a sustainable future. Results from the curriculum pilot offer support for the importance of interdisciplinary environmental education in the elementary setting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; North Carolina
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