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ERIC Number: EJ1154189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Evaluating the Role of Protected Natural Areas for Environmental Education in Italy
De Dominicis, Stefano; Bonaiuto, Marino; Carrus, Giuseppe; Passafaro, Paola; Perucchini, Paola; Bonnes, Mirilia
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v16 n3 p171-185 2017
Two quasi-experimental field studies (N = 419; 248) tested the effects of an outdoor environmental education program based in local Protected Natural Areas (PNAs) on 3rd-to-6th-grade students' proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors. Results show the program increases children's place attachment, proenvironmental attitudes, ethics and self-reported behavior, and their parents' proenvironmental attitudes: Young people's experience with PNAs enhances their attitudes and behaviors toward environmental sustainability. The research addresses the crucial role of local PNAs in promoting proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors, highlighting the strategic importance of intervention procedures and moderators for environmental education activities applied to specific social-physical contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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