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ERIC Number: EJ1141961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
Not Just a Walk in the Park: Case Study of a Greek Preschool Located on an Educational Farm
Iskos, Eugenia; Karakosta, Stella
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v20 p46-62 2015
This paper presents a case study of a private preschool in Thessaloniki, Greece. The school, located at the unique setting of an educational farm, has a curriculum focus on environmental education. An analysis of teacher interviews and lesson plans in the span of three years presents insights into the barriers teachers faced in implementing their environmental education curriculum, and the developments that occurred within this timeframe. Environmental education was found to not just be "a walk in the park," but a personal growth journey for the teachers and the school as a whole. Teachers' experiences implementing environmental education did not only improve their teaching methodology overall, but created a community of practice within the school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece
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