ERIC Number: EJ725557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
Reference Count: 4
Environmental Education in Pennsylvania's Elementary Teacher Education Programs: A Statewide Report
Journal of Environmental Education, v36 n3 p22 Spr 2005
The status of environmental education in elementary teacher education programs in Pennsylvania was previously unknown. This study was undertaken to survey all of the preservice elementary teacher education institutions in the state using a mailed questionnaire. The response rate was approximately 57%. The results indicate that the inclusion of environmental education and Pennsylvania's recently mandated environment and ecology standards were inconsistent, and not well institutionalized within the institutions preparing elementary teachers. This report addresses only a portion of the findings from the survey.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Environmental Education, Preservice Teacher Education, State Surveys, Questionnaires, State Standards
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania