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Nakagawa, Yoshifumi – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) is an increasingly popular form of ecotourism in Australia. An ethnographic study of 10 young adult international tourists was conducted at five rural Victorian WWOOF sites. The objective was to examine the participants' nature experience. As part of the ethnographic study, this article selectively reports…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Tourism, Environmental Education
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Walter, Pierre – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
This paper examines how local knowledge is employed in environmental adult education in a community-based ecotourism project in an island community in southern Thailand. The study is based on field research and analysis of project websites, media reports and documents. Situated at the intersection of global tourism and a local Thai-Malay Muslim…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Tourism, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Galeano, Rebecca – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
Despite international attention and attempts to preserve the environmental diversity of the Amazon, it is an accepted fact that those who inhabit the forest must be the ones who preserve it. This article presents an analysis of how children in small rural riverine communities along the Amazon understand the importance of environmental preservation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Tourism, Ecology
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Lester, Toni; Rodgers, Vikki L. – Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2012
Within the business world, there is growing evidence and increasing acceptance that sustainability and environmental practices are the main drivers for current innovation and success. We developed an interdisciplinary, offshore course where undergraduate business students could truly investigate and experience the benefits of environmentally and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Instruction, Sustainable Development, Cultural Context
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Garcia, Claudia Venessa; Robertson, William H.; Lougheed, Vanessa; Tweedie, Craig; Velasco, Aaron – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
With the need to increase minority representation in the polar sciences, a team of researchers from a southwestern United States public university developed an innovative field research experience entitled the International Polar Year-Research and Educational Opportunities in Antarctica for Minorities (IPY-ROAM). Supported by a National Science…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Field Experience Programs, Online Courses, Ecology
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Ballantyne, Roy; Packer, Jan – Environmental Education Research, 2011
This paper argues the need for the providers of ecotourism and other free-choice environmental learning experiences to promote the adoption of environmentally sustainable actions beyond their own sites, when visitors return to their home environments. Previous research indicates that although visitors often leave such experiences with a heightened…
Descriptors: Tourism, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment)
Thomson, Alexandra – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2011
This article describes a four-credit semester program at Elliot Lake Secondary School in the late 1990s. This New Trails program is based around physical education and leadership, geography, Native studies, and English credits. The students are outside much of the time. The students become certified in the use of GPS and in map and compass work,…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Earth Science, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Bunten, Alexis Celeste – American Indian Quarterly, 2010
Through a comparison of Indigenous-owned cultural tourism businesses in southeastern Alaska and New Zealand as well as secondary data examining Indigenous tourism across the Pacific, this article introduces the concept of "Indigenous capitalism" as a distinct strategy to achieve ethical, culturally appropriate, and successful Indigenous…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Social Systems, Indigenous Populations, Tourism
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Blum, Nicole – International Journal of Educational Development, 2008
Environmental education is commonly claimed to be at the centre of efforts to achieve sustainable development. Since the 1980s, Costa Rica has been one of the acknowledged leaders in efforts to promote environmental learning, and national policy includes a three-fold national development strategy which simultaneously promotes education,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Guidelines
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Watson, Mark B.; Foxcroft, Cheryl D.; Allen, Lynda J. – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2007
Holland believes that specific personality types seek out matching occupational environments and his theory codes personality and environment according to a six letter interest typology. Since 1985 there have been numerous American studies that have queried the validity of Holland's coding system. Research in South Africa is scarcer, despite…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Predictor Variables, Career Choice, Coding
Eagles, Paul F. J. – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 1999
Examines relationships among environmental education, ecotourism, and public attitudes toward conservation. The global ecotourism industry and the worldwide growth of national parks and other protected areas reflect the long-term impact of environmental education. The entire cycle of protection, ecotourism use of protected areas, and more positive…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environmental Education, National Parks
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Kimmel, James R. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1999
Describes methods to emphasize the learning content in ecotourism while retaining the entertainment value. Presents a Smithsonian Institution study trip as an example. (Author/PVD)
Descriptors: Camping, Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation
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Robertson, Robert A.; And Others – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 1996
Provides the results of a study designed to inventory and collect descriptive information about ecotourism and those institutions that offer such courses in the United States. Twenty-one programs that currently offer at least one ecotourism or nature-based tourism course are identified. (DDR)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Guides, Higher Education
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Russell, Constance L. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1994
Questions the assumption that ecotourism will connect people to nature and foster conservationist attitudes. Discusses the history of ecotourism and the dangers of relying on an economic rationale for conservation. Suggests that the typical ecotourist experience may be too short to develop feelings of place and may result in social constructions…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Economic Factors, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
Wroblewski, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation is a study of diverse linguistic resources and contentious identity politics among indigenous Amazonian Kichwas in the city of Tena, Ecuador. Tena is a rapidly developing Amazonian provincial capital city with a long history of interethnic and interlinguistic contact. In recent decades, the course of indigenous Kichwa identity…
Descriptors: Socialization, Multicultural Education, Language Planning, Tourism
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