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ERIC Number: EJ831981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Multiculturalism in Environmental Science: A Snapshot of Singapore
Wee, Bryan; Harbor, Jonathan M.; Shepardson, Daniel P.
Multicultural Perspectives, v8 n2 p10-17 Jul 2006
Students' perceptions of the environment can differ based on sociocultural factors and experiences. Understanding how students develop environmental perceptions is an important step toward developing an inclusive environmental science curriculum. This article presents preliminary data from a study conducted in Singapore in which students' environmental perceptions were elicited through a series of draw-and-explain tasks and personal interviews. In addition to adding an international dimension to multicultural issues, we also discuss knowledge construction within the context of the science classroom and highlight some implications for sustainable living. (Contains 4 figures and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore