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ERIC Number: EJ747218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Kindergarten Teachers' Conceptions of Environmental Education
Flogaitis, Evgenia; Daskolia, Maria; Agelidou, Evagelia
Early Childhood Education Journal, v33 n3 p125-136 Dec 2005
A written questionnaire was used to obtain information regarding Greek kindergarten teachers' personal views on the concept of Environmental Education (EE). The questionnaire was also designed to obtain the teachers' views relative to a series of theoretical and methodological issues concerning the application of EE. It was ascertained that the prevalent conception of the kindergarten teachers includes the following: (a) it is directed towards a knowledge-centered type of EE, (b) it is primarily centered on nature and its protection in terms of EE content, (c) it aims not only to shape citizens willing to adopt environmental measures recommended by the experts, but who will also actively participate in social actions for the protection of the environment, (d) it favors learning procedures "in" the environment with "field study" activities, (e) it must be compulsory in the kindergarten level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece