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ERIC Number: EJ818819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Partnerships Gone Wild: Preparing Teachers of Young Children to Teach about the Natural World
Crim, Courtney; Desjean-Perrotta, Blanche; Moseley, Christine
Childhood Education, v85 n1 p6 Fall 2008
As the environmental landscapes continue to shift, schools face the rising challenge of providing engaging environmental education programs for their students. These programs must be multi-faceted and foster environmental awareness and understanding while facilitating action. As children are spending increasingly less time outdoors interacting with nature and more time interacting with media to learn about nature, and as urban structures continue to consume the natural areas, the need to re-examine how educators are trained to address environmental education increases (Hudson, 2001). This article describes how one large, urban university teacher preparation program addressed the issue of preparing teachers of young children to be effective environmental educators through an integrated partnership called Strengthening Awareness and Valuing the Environment (SAVE). This partnership involves the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Education and Human Development, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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