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Rubba, Peter A.; Wiesenmayer, Randall L. – 1990
This study was part of a project to develop science and technology (STS) issue investigation and action materials with the potential for use across science and social studies classes at the secondary level. Special emphasis was given to learning teachers' perspectives on the development of a unit on the impact of pesticides on society. Seven areas…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Science and Society
Garb, Yaakov Jerome – 1990
In this speech, the author describes what has been learned through years of experience teaching an introductory course in environmental issues at the University of California at Berkeley. The course is described as a broad interdisciplinary survey of the various environmental problems facing the earth; it is an examination of local and global…
Descriptors: College Science, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Descriptions
Cobern, William W.; And Others – 1995
This study investigates student world views in an effort to provide information that will improve the learning environment of the science classroom. The research focuses on furthering knowledge of students as people in the context of investigating what students think about nature or the natural world. The objective of the descriptive case study is…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Environment, Environmental Education, Grade 9
McGinnis, J. Randy – 1992
This study qualitatively investigates the taboo and "noa" topics of Science-Technology-Society (STS) taught in two local cultures. Taboos are beliefs that constrain behavior by making those behaviors perceived as threatening by the members of the social group forbidden and improper for discussion. "Noa" is the Polynesian word…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Structures, Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Context
Sia, Archibald P. – 1985
This document reports on a study which indicated that there are three critical predictors that explain variability in environmental behavior. These predictors are: (1) perceived skill in using environmental action strategies; (2) level of environmental sensitivity; and (3) perceived knowledge of environmental action strategies. From these results,…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ecology, Elementary School Science
Sacks, Arthur B., Ed. – 1984
The first section of this document contains definitional papers prepared by three sections of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAEE). They are: (1) "The Challenges of K-12 Environmental Education" (Harold Hungerford and Trudi Volk); (2) "'Environmental Studies': Towards a Definition" (Royal Harde);…
Descriptors: Church Role, Computer Simulation, Definitions, Economics
Fraser-Abder, Pamela – 1988
Research on science education in the Caribbean which has been completed and published between 1970-1987 in the form of doctoral or masters theses, published papers, conference/seminar papers, and university-based mimeograph research material was examined, synthesized, and organized around the following themes: (1) agricultural education; (2)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agricultural Education, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Science
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Lob, R. E. – Environmental Education and Information, 1989
Described is German involvement in the UNESCO program for environmental education. Environmental awareness education in primary and secondary schools, universities, and professional training are discussed. Media participation is recognized. Current main developments are highlighted. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Gambro, John S. – 1991
The paper presents a model comprised of variables which are hypothesized to contribute to environmental knowledge in high school students. The model assumes that environmental knowledge in high school is a function of background factors (socioeconomic status and gender) which are in place before high school and intervening factors which mediate…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Environmental Education, Grade 12, High School Seniors
Fitzhugh, William P. – 1995
This paper is part of a larger study, conducted as part of a Christa McAuliffe Fellowship research project, "A Comparative Geography of Three Ecologically Similar Regions." The study compared the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland with the Murray River region of South Australia and the Rio de la Plata region of Uruguay. The project was…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
Fitzhugh, William P. – 1995
This paper shows comparisons among the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, the Murray River region of South Australia, and the Rio de la Plata region of Uruguay. Through comparative geography, students are to draw their own conclusions about the similarities and differences of the three regions. Teachers are encouraged to use other resources to aid…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries