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Izadpanahi, Parisa; Elkadi, Hisham; Tucker, Richard – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study aims to determine if primary school children's environmental attitudes can be predicted by whether their school had been designed or adapted for sustainability. A New Ecological Paradigm ("NEP") scale for children was adopted to measure attitudes, with supplementary questions added to align this scale to the Australian context…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha; Reilly, Rosemary C. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper examines the potential of culturally-responsive environmental education to engage immigrant early adolescents. Our study suggests that environmental involvement can become a means and an end for children to bridge their school and home in agential ways. Drawing from a multi-phase study involving focus groups with children, parents, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Environmental Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Bergman, Brenda Gail – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This study investigates whether consistent effects on students' environmental attitudes, awareness, and behavioral intentions could be discerned in an initiative that supports environmental education (EE) designed at the classroom level. Students of grades four, five, and seven participated in an assessment at the beginning and end of the school…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Student Attitudes, Intention, Student Behavior
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Dieser, Olivia; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
In line with previous studies, where outdoor nature experience was shown to support adolescents' environmental knowledge, our study monitored the influence of a hands-on environmental programme within a National Park on cognitive knowledge achievement. A sample of 4th and 5th graders (n = 289) completed a week-long outreach conservation programme…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Parks, Outdoor Education
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Viteri, Fátima; Clarebout, Geraldine; Crauwels, Marion – Environmental Education Research, 2013
While key conceptions and the status of environmental education (EE) have been reported at various international, regional, national and local levels, those in play in the schools of Quito (Ecuador) are still relatively unknown. Of particular interest to this study are private schools: they are considerable in number in Ecuador and elsewhere, yet…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Private Schools, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Kalvaitis, Darius; Monhardt, Rebecca M. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
How do young children portray and describe their relationships with nature? In what ways do young children's relationships with nature vary by grade level? These two research questions guided this phenomenographic study, which investigated developmental differences in children's relationships with nature. A total of 176 children, aged 6-11, from…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Environmental Education, Young Children, Content Analysis