ERIC Number: EJ720967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 21
National Policy, Local Awareness: Implementing Environmental Education in the Primary Schools of Northern Greece
Environmental Education Research, v11 n5 p503-523 Nov 2005
In this essay the author uses a sample of Greek primary school teachers to investigate environmental education awareness in three counties of northern Greece. The author begins by outlining the status of environmental education in Greek primary schools. The author then states the study's rationale by defining the term "awareness" and moves on to discuss the methodological considerations that guided the project. This is followed by a presentation of the study's findings. Here the author shows that environmental education awareness is influenced by several philosophical notions about nature and that its implementation is mediated by both local and state factors. This then allows the author to offer recommendations for enhancing the current practices of environmental education and discuss future perspectives for it in Greece.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Environmental Education, Elementary School Teachers, Counties, Research Methodology, Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece