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ERIC Number: EJ901263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
Impediments to Environmental Education Instruction in the Classroom: A Post-Workshop Inquiry
Parlo, Amy T.; Butler, Malcolm B.
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v2 n1 p32-37 Jan 2007
Current research has begun to reveal a link between environmental education and increases in science achievement and understanding (Glynn 2000; Liederman and Hoody, 1998). The researchers in this study of participants in a coastal marine teacher workshop found that increases in environmental topics or lessons in teachers' classrooms post-program were minimal. Several limitations to infusion were revealed, including teachers' perceived obligation to strictly follow science standards, and an increased emphasis on preparation for standardized tests. The results suggest that greater emphasis is needed on providing opportunities for participants to make explicit connections with their instruction within the parameters of the science classroom. (Contains 1 table.)
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A