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ERIC Number: EJ881760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
Theoretical Formulation and Empirical Investigation of a Conceptual Model of Teachers' Competence in Environmental Education
Daskolia, Maria; Flogaitis, Evgenia
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v8 n1 p249-267 2003
This study primarily aimed to suggest a theoretically and empirically valid definition for the construct of teachers' competence in environmental education. The study was designed and developed in two phases. We first attempted to formulate a hypothetical model of teachers' competence in environmental education, based on a specification of the concept of "competence," an extensive literature review, and analysis of theoretical considerations and proposed frameworks concerning teachers' roles, general competencies and professional development in environmental education. This model was then empirically tested by surveying a nationwide sample of Greek secondary education teachers. The findings of the study indicate a high degree of consensus on the part of the Greek environmental education practitioners concerning the model's content. As far as the model's structure is concerned, we conclude that there should be some alterations in the initially proposed category scheme. (Contains 2 figures, 4 tables and 1 note.)
Lakehead University and Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. Lakehead University Faculty of Education, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Fax: 807-346-7771; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece