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Watson, Lesley; Hegtvedt, Karen A.; Johnson, Cathryn; Parris, Christie L.; Subramanyam, Shruthi – Education Sciences, 2017
This study examines how perceptions of the legitimacy of university sustainability efforts--support by the administration (authorization) or from students' peers (endorsement)--as well as the physical context in which students live, matter in shaping students' environmentally responsible behaviors (ERBs). Using survey data collected from…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Student Behavior, School Support
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Bahar, Fatma; Sahin, Elvan – Science Education International, 2017
Science education has changed in recent decades with respect to key issues faced in this century. These issues such as renewable energy, waste management, air quality, and biodiversity require dealing with the transition toward a sustainable future. Thus, to contribute to the reconceptualization of science education in a developing country, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
Holmes, Teri S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Grand Lake O' the Cherokees in Oklahoma is one of two lakes in the State of Oklahoma that allows private ownership and development of the shoreline. This has created water quality issues attributed to phosphorus levels in effluent waste water from septic systems and municipal water treatment facilities, as well as nutrient and sediment…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Water Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Attitude Measures
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Kahyaoglu, Mustafa – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
The purpose of the study is to prove the environmentally responsible behaviors of primary, secondary and university students in Turkey. The students', who attended the study as participants, environmentally political behaviors, consumer/economical behaviors, direct behaviors toward protecting the environment and individual and public persuasion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, College Students
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Wight, R. Alan; Kloos, Heidi; Maltbie, Catherine V.; Carr, Victoria W. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This paper investigates young children's exploratory play and inquiry on playscapes: playgrounds specifically designed to connect children with natural environments. Our theoretical framework posits that playscapes combine the benefits of nature and play to promote informal science exploration of natural materials. This, in turn, is expected to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Environmental Influences, Natural Resources
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Braun, Tina; Cottrell, Richard; Dierkes, Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study employs a uniquely multi-factorial, large-scale design to investigate baseline differences and the effects of a singular outdoor educational program on environmental attitudes, knowledge and behavior among primary and secondary school students educated in four different countries. Statistical modelling approaches employed country of…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Environmental Education, Comparative Analysis, Quasiexperimental Design
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Lawrence, Eva K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This study examined college students' visits to natural areas on campus and how these visits relate to place identity and environmentally responsible behaviors. The majority (76.5%) of the 115 participants visited the natural areas, and 55.7% of these students visited for a course requirement. Students who lived on campus, were younger, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Humanities, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment)
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Sakellari, Maria; Skanavis, Constantina – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2013
Ecofeminism suggests that women are more active than men regarding environmental issues for a variety of social, cultural, and biological reasons. In support to these arguments, women predominate within the overall grassroots of the Environmental Justice movement. However, claims have been made that environmental education theory and research are…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Gender Differences, Behavior Patterns, Feminism
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Mobley, Catherine; Vagias, Wade M.; DeWard, Sarah L. – Environment and Behavior, 2010
It is often assumed that individuals who are knowledgeable and concerned about the environment will engage in environmentally responsible behavior (ERB). We use data from a large scale Web survey hosted on National Geographic's Web site in 2001-2002 to investigate this premise. We examine whether reading three classic environmental books…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Political Attitudes, Citizenship Responsibility, Ecology
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Tanner, Dawn; Ernst, Julie – Journal of Experiential Education, 2013
Taking Action Opportunities (TAO) is a curriculum that combines guided reflection, a focus on the local environment, and innovative use of wildlife technology to empower student action toward improving the environment. TAO is experientially based and uses remote cameras as a tool for schoolyard exploration. Through TAO, students engage in research…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Photography, Outdoor Education
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Watson, Lesley; Johnson, Cathryn; Hegtvedt, Karen A.; Parris, Christie L. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of living in "green" dorms on students' environmentally responsible behaviors (ERBs), in concert with other factors, including individual identity and social context in the form of behavior modeling by peers. Design/methodology/approach: The sample of 243 consists of students…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Student Behavior
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Harness, Hallie; Drossman, Howard – Environmental Education Research, 2011
The environmental education through filmmaking project, a case study at an alternative US public high school, investigates environmental literacies of "at-risk" students who produced two short documentary films, one on recycling and one on water conservation. The filmmaking project sought to promote students' awareness of environmental issues and…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Photography, Water Quality, Water
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Erdogan, Mehmet; Ok, Ahmet; Marcinkowski, Thomas Joseph – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Though environmentally responsible behavior (ERB) has been a focus of many studies in the field of environmental education, very few scales have been developed to assess children's ERB. In this regard, this article focuses on the development and validation of Children's Responsible Environmental Behavior Scale (CREBS) and also reports the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Environmental Education, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals)
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DeLorme, Denise; Neuberger, Lindsay; Wright, James – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2015
This article reports on formative research as part of a broader interdisciplinary campaign to increase voluntary environmentally responsible boating in a local lagoon. A telephone survey was conducted with a sample (N = 404) of targeted boaters to explore their views on the environmental issue and motivations to perform the desired behavior.…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Telephone Surveys, Recreational Activities, Aquatic Sports
Tanner, Dawn Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As the footprint of human society expands upon the earth, habitat loss and landscape fragmentation is an increasing global problem. That problem includes loss of native habitats as these areas are harvested, converted to agricultural crops, and occupied by human settlement. Roads increase human access to previously inaccessible areas, encourage…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Land Settlement, Biodiversity
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