ERIC Number: EJ1132953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Conservation Education in Schools: Aligning Teachers' Perceptions with Students' Attitudes
Sutherland, Melany R.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v16 n1 p29-40 2017
As global environmental problems intensify, the importance of providing effective conservation education to young people is increasingly apparent. To accomplish this, teachers' perceptions and students' attitudes about conservation education in schools must align. This article explores students' attitudes via a survey distributed to students from one suburban high school in Kansas. Teachers across multiple schools in the same district responded to a similar survey. The survey results indicate that most teachers and students agree that a multifaceted approach that actively engages students across the curriculum, and throughout all grades, in learning about the environment and conservation would be most effective.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Suburban Schools, Surveys, High Schools, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas