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Heimlich, Joe E. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Research on education for sustainable development (ESD) is not a unified body of work and, much like the literature for environmental education (EE), research is published in many arenas. The trends, however, capture some of the major foci of the research that is emerging on ESD, especially in the early years of the Decade of Education for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Trend Analysis, Educational Research
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Taylor, Edward W.; Caldarelli, Mary – Environmental Education Research, 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,…
Descriptors: Parks, Environment, Beliefs, Environmental Education
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Lena, Hugh F. – American Sociologist, 1995
Argues that the theoretical conceptual, methodological, and pedagogical legacies of sociology render it uniquely qualified for integrating service learning into the academic curriculum. Describes the design and development of a pilot program offering a major and a minor in Public and Community Service Studies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Environment
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Hazelworth, Maureen S.; Wilson, Beth E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Four sessions of coed outdoor adventure camp were evaluated to determine the effects on self-concept of the teenage participants. Differences in results were attributed to differences in the organization of each camp session. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Organization
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Wellington, Jerry – Physics Education, 1990
Examined is the contribution that hands-on, interactive centers can make to science education. The characteristics of informal and formal learning are compared and discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits, Experiential Learning
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Stevenson, David Lee; Baker, David P. – American Journal of Sociology, 1992
Presents study results of Japanese high school seniors determining how learning experiences outside formal schooling affect future education. Reports that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely to participate. Concludes that participation in certain forms of shadow education increases likelihood of university attendance.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Educational Attainment
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Fortner, Rosanne W.; Mayer, Victor J. – Science Education, 1989
Describes the National Sea Grant Program and eight types of education programs. Examines funding patterns from 1976 through 1987. Assesses current status of education within the Program using a director's survey. Discusses some implications for science educators. Provides the conceptual scheme for aquatic studies and a directory of the programs.…
Descriptors: College Science, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Fellowships
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Maarschalk, Jan – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1988
Identifies two stages in research on scientific literacy; a composite saturation stage in which definitions covered all objects of science education, and a stage when researchers focused on small manageable portions of scientific literacy. Describes formal, nonformal, and informal science teaching. (TW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Education, Nonformal Education
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Lulat, Y. G-M. – Comparative Education Review, 1985
Lists 242 articles from 16 journals published in January-June 1984 on: adult/nonformal education (8); comparative education--general (30); comparative education--theory/case studies (11); educational planning and reform (13); higher education (22); Africa (14); Asia (52); Australia/Oceania (4); Europe (68); Latin America/Caribbean (6); Middle…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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Arnove, Robert F. – Comparative Education Review, 1984
Despite remarkable progress in education, China and India still face problems of massive illiteracy; lack of universal access to education; a hierarchical, elitist, examination-oriented system unrelated to economic needs and productive labor; a large number of unemployed school leavers; and dependence on foreign models, particularly at the higher…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Colonialism, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education