ERIC Number: EJ1116981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Yesterday's Conservationists: How Were They Educated about the Outdoors and the Environment?
Place, Greg S.
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v16 n4 p359-371 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of early-life educational experiences on the development of environmental attitudes among historical conservation individuals. Five key individuals who were active in conservation and environmental issues were identified in this study. Specifically, the goal was to discover what caused conservation and environmental ideals and behaviors among the historical figures chosen for this study. The factors found to be consistent in influencing the environmental attitudes of historical environmental/conservation scholars are interaction with nature (alone or with friends), family and education (reading).
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Experience, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Ecological Factors, Qualitative Research, United States History, Family Influence, Early Experience, Likert Scales, Specialists, Delphi Technique
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States