ERIC Number: EJ680711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-1
Teaching Beliefs of Non-Formal Environmental Educators: A Perspective from State and Local Parks in the United States
Taylor, Edward W.; Caldarelli, Mary
Environmental Education Research, v10 n4 p451-469 Nov 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate the teaching beliefs of non-formal environmental educators who work in state and local parks. Findings reveal that teaching beliefs are much more complex than purported in the literature. Three broad insights are offered: including roles and responsibilities of the non-formal environmental educator, various approaches, and conceptions and characteristics of non-formal environmental education. The implications are important for training future non-formal environmental educators in local and state parks.
Descriptors: Parks, Environment, Beliefs, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Teaching Methods, Staff Development
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