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ERIC Number: EJ811964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
An Exploratory Study of Preservice Teachers' Beliefs about the Environment
Moseley, Christine; Utley, Juliana
Journal of Environmental Education, v39 n4 p15-29 Sum 2008
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the environmental teaching efficacy and outcome-expectancy beliefs of elementary preservice teachers. The study also evaluated the importance of ethnicity as a construct in influencing teachers' beliefs toward environmental education. Among groups, participants involved in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) curriculum (2005; experimental group) significantly increased in environmental teaching outcome expectancy (ETOE) but not in personal environmental teaching efficacy (PETE). However, non-GLOBE participants (control group) increased significantly in PETE but not in ETOE. Ethnicity, which the authors defined in this study as Hispanic or non-Hispanic, was not a significant construct in influencing personal environmental teaching efficacy and outcome expectancy. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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