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ERIC Number: EJ1285153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Development and Formation of ESE Policy: Learning from Teachers and Local Authorities
Sadan, Naama; Alkaher, Iris
Environmental Education Research, v27 n2 p192-216 2021
In this qualitative case study, we adopted theories of street-level bureaucracy and policy entrepreneurship to examine formation processes of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy at school and local government level. We focused on teachers' and urban government ESE officials' motives for initiating ESE programs, the support systems they have in place for developing them, and the ways they recruit or repurpose budgets for them. We identified three main motives that induced actors to initiate ESE programs: social, rebranding and environmental. Additionally, we identified three patterns of support that administrators provided in the implementation process: initiating, allowing and adopting. We discuss the connections between budget types, motives and support patterns. A major implication is that following ESE dedicated policies conceals the ESE implementation processes that formal education undergoes. ESE policy research will benefit from understanding local educational government structure and programs, and their role in shaping ESE policy in practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel (Jerusalem)