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ERIC Number: EJ1048146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
Environmental Education and Sustainability
Chapman, Paul
Independent School, v73 n4 Sum 2014
In the fall of 2013, Inverness Associates conducted a comprehensive national survey of environmental education and sustainability among private independent schools. The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and 14 regional and state associations supported the research. The survey sought to understand how schools' environmental education programs develop environmental literacy among students and how schools are becoming more environmentally sustainable in their practices and programs. Overall, the survey demonstrates widespread engagement with environmental education and, more broadly, environmental sustainability in independent schools. The survey also points to key needs and challenges that warrant examination for further progress. This brief article details key findings from the survey relating to school organization, the school's environmental footprint, food and nutrition programs, environmental education in the curriculum, and informal environmental education and the connection to schools. Based on these findings, the author provides 10 areas where all independent schools can take steps to become more environmentally sustainable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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