ERIC Number: EJ1176757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Environmental Education in Nature Reserve Areas in Southwestern China: What Do We Learn from Caohai?
Chan, Yun-Wen; Mathews, Nancy E.; Li, Fengshan
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v17 n2 p174-185 2018
Implementation of environmental education programs in nature reserve areas in southwestern China faces challenges because of a highly exam-oriented educational system and financial constraints. We examined a relatively successful case at the Caohai Nature Reserve in Guizhou by analyzing its development from 1993 to 2014. Results suggest that long-term local social capital constructions have contributed to the strongly cooperative relationship among international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), nature reserve staff, farmers, and local schools. Relationships of trust have created a positive atmosphere for environmental education development in later stages. Reflecting on the current implementation, we identify five future goals.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Recreational Facilities, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment), Social Capital, International Cooperation, Nongovernmental Organizations, Trust (Psychology), Educational Development, Program Implementation, Poverty Programs, Curriculum Development, Sustainability, Educational Objectives, Exchange Programs, Teacher Education, Outcomes of Education, Geographic Regions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: China
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