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De Silva, Naamal Kaushalya – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Place-based environmental education provides myriad physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits. In this study, 13 environmental educators illuminated how policy, partnerships and place shaped environmental education in pre-K-12 schools in Washington, DC. I recruited participants from the local government, nongovernmental organizations,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Schools, School Districts, Place Based Education
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Hintz, Carly J.; Lackey, Brenda K. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
Based on increased demand for educational programming, leadership at Schmeeckle Reserve, a campus natural area in Stevens Point, WI explored the needs for expanded environmental education efforts. In 2014, a three-phased needs assessment framework was employed to explore educational programming offered in the community. Results from interviews and…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Needs Assessment, Environmental Education, Community Programs
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Hughes, Amy Christine; Zak, Kevin; Ernst, Julie; Meyer, Rebecca – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2017
In a notoriously cold-seasoned region, this paper explored how our formal education and non-formal environmental education (EE) gatekeepers of Northeastern Minnesota regard the importance of outdoor play and cold weather for young students. This research study explored the relationship between participant gatekeepers' beliefs of the benefits…
Descriptors: Play, Weather, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education
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Aguayo, Claudio; Eames, Chris – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This article presents the case for using mobile technologies to facilitate the integration of classroom and outside-of-classroom learning experiences designed to enhance the ecological literacy of primary school students and their parents. There is growing evidence supporting the transformative potential of mobile learning technologies and tools…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Syahri, Mohamad – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The research sites were "Blitar, Malang" and "Batu" in East Java Province, Indonesia since those areas are regarded to have problems of environmental crises. In the data collection, this study made use of four methods, namely: a) observation, b) In-depth Interviews, c) documentation, and d) focus group discussion. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Observation, Interviews, Documentation
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West, Sarah E. – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Environmental education can deliver benefits to individuals, society and the environment, but few studies have asked practitioners or participants what they feel these benefits are. This research compares the perspectives of practitioners and participants in environmental education projects, using questionnaires, focus groups and participant…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Focus Groups
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning
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Medir, Rosa Maria; Heras, Raquel; Geli, Anna Maria – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Guiding documents under the "PEC" acronym are commonly used in environmental education centres (EECs) in Spain. They are written documents that are seen as necessary tools to safeguard quality. In this study, we analyse the guiding documents of twenty-three EECs in the province of Girona (Catalonia, Spain) in order to understand their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Resource Centers, Sustainability
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Rouhiainen, Henna; Vuorisalo, Timo – Environmental Education Research, 2014
So far the research on historical environment-related education has focused on scientific rather than "humanistic" (including Romantic and religious) educational approaches and ideologies. In the field of non-formal education implemented by associations these have, however, been common. We used content analysis to study two membership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Content Analysis
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Goldman, Daphne; Assaraf, Orit Ben Zvi; Shaharabani, Dina – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
One of the solutions implemented by schools for conducting value-based environmental education (EE) is outsourcing: allocating external environmental organizations that develop and conduct EE programmes. This study addressed such a programme--the Green Council Programme (GCP)--developed and implemented in schools by the Israeli Society for…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Values Education, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests
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Digby, Cynthia L. B. – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Multiple factors are likely to influence adult literacy regarding the natural environment and environmental issues, but very little research has been carried out in this area. The research presented in this article is intended to help address this information gap, by investigating influences on adult environmental literacy using data from a…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Influences, Demography, Nonformal Education
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, generally known as "drylands". It is a process by which fertile land becomes degraded, typically as a result of drought, deforestation or inappropriate agriculture. Even though desertification is one of the significant challenges of these times, many people do not…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Sustainable Development
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Johnson, Brian; Duffin, Michael; Murphy, Michael – Environmental Education Research, 2012
The goal of this study was to investigate the degree to which school-based and nonformal education programs that focus on air quality (AQ) achieved measurable AQ improvements, and whether specific instructional methods were associated with those improvements. We completed a standardized telephone interview with representatives of 54 AQ education…
Descriptors: Pollution, Teaching Methods, School Community Relationship, Nonformal Education
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Evans, Emily; Ching, Cynthia Carter; Ballard, Heidi L. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
In the following case study, we examine the interplay between self-perception, environmental perception, and the interests and practice of volunteer trail guides who were recruited to provide educational services for visitors to a natural reserve in Northern California. Through semi-structured interviews with 15 guides and observations of training…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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Heimlich, Joe E.; Horr, E. Elaine T. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
Environmental learning, or how individuals make sense and meaning about nature, the environment, ecology, and environmental issues, is best understood as lifelong, life-wide, and life-deep (Banks and others, 2007). Lifelong learning refers to acquisition of skills, competencies, attitudes, and knowledge over time; life-wide is learning across…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Ecology, Environmental Education
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