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Ray, Lana – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Action Research (AR) has been widely utilized in Indigenous contexts because of its emphasis on social transformation and synergies with Indigenous research approaches. Yet, while AR is seen as an attractive option for working in Indigenous research contexts, additional efforts are needed to ensure that AR adequately interrogates collaborations…
Descriptors: Action Research, Quality Assurance, Indigenous Knowledge, Participatory Research
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Wilkins, Tamekia; Gable, Melissa; Alviz, Kit; Webb-Martinez, Katherine; Womack, Melissa – Journal of Extension, 2019
We conducted an evaluation pilot study to measure the influence of the statewide University of California Master Gardener Program on participants who attended its public education events. We discuss (a) steps for developing a statewide evaluation and (b) findings from the event follow-up survey we used to evaluate public education participants'…
Descriptors: Gardening, Extension Education, State Programs, Program Evaluation
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Burt, Kate G.; Burgermaster, Marissa; D'Alessandro, Dina; Paul, Rachel; Stopler, Marina – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2020
We compared 2014-15 New York State Science Assessment scores of fourth grade students who received the New York Sun Works (NYSW) Program (n = 638) with two comparison groups: students who received NYSW the following year (n = 993) and students attending matched schools (n = 1490). We first applied a multi-level regression model to compare scores…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Climate, Gardening
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Burt, Kate Gardner; Burgermaster, Marissa; Jacquez, Raquel – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of integration of school gardens and identify factors that predict integration. 211 New York City schools completed a survey that collected demographic information and utilized the School Garden Integration Scale. A mean garden integration score was calculated, and multiple regression analysis…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Gardening, Environmental Education, Health Education
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Westerberg, Lauren; Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The present study examined the roles of teachers, peers, and materials in the environment in supporting children's inquiry processes at a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool. Reggio Emilia is an educational system originally developed post-WWII in Italy and now has become a pedological approach that influences early childhood education programs all…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Teacher Role, Preschool Teachers, Instructional Materials
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Cun, Aijuan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The purpose of this study was to explore the funds of knowledge of two Burmese families and how this knowledge might foster their children's learning in the United States. The data used to inform this article included field notes based on observations, artifacts, and interviews with the parents and children of the families. The findings of this…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Family Relationship, Foreign Countries, Early Experience
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Counsell, Shelly; Palmer, Mary; Peat, Felicia – Science and Children, 2020
As young children encounter animal and plant life, they are eager to figure out where plants and animals come from, which plants are edible, and which animals like to eat different plants. Gardening experiences provide ample opportunities to explore how plants grow, what plants need to grow, how to care for plants, and how to harvest the edible…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Plants (Botany), Knowledge Level, Urban Schools
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Ingalls, Dana – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Seed libraries are a relatively new innovation in the library field, offering seeds, gardening information, and the opportunity for community and ecological engagement to members. While they are increasingly popular in public libraries, they have not yet established a foothold in academic libraries. This paper defines the nature and role of seed…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Development, Library Services, Outreach Programs
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Barrett, Eric; Kowalski, Jacqueline – Journal of Extension, 2018
The growth of community gardens has created new opportunities for urban Extension personnel at a time when staffing resources continue to decline. To serve the integrated pest management (IPM) needs of community gardening populations, Extension educators in two urban counties developed an on-site program involving a demonstration kit and planning…
Descriptors: Gardening, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Urban Areas
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Green, Monica; Duhn, Iris – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
School gardens are becoming increasingly recognised as important sites for learning and for bringing children into relationship with food. Despite the well-known educational and health benefits of gardening, children's interactions with the non-human entities and forces within garden surroundings are less understood and examined in the wider…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Photography, Food
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Duhn, Iris; Fleer, Marilyn; Harrison, Linda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This article focuses on the "Relational Agency Framework" (RAF), an analytical tool developed for an Australian review and evaluation study of an early years' policy initiative. We explore Anne Edward's concepts of "relational expertise", "building common knowledge" and "relational agency" to explore how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Networks
Demuth, Traci – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This mixed-methods study researches the effects of the implementation of a STEM-garden curriculum as part of collaboration between a non-profit organization and two public schools. This study seeks to understand the processes and funding generated through this partnership between a private and public organization, as well as to evaluate how…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gardening, Urban Youth, Elementary School Students
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Wells, Carrie N.; Hatley, Melissa; Walsh, Jane – American Biology Teacher, 2021
Ecological illiteracy exists, in part, because students may be technologically advanced but often lack intellectual curiosity about their natural environment. Botanical illiteracy, often referred to as "plant blindness," results from several interacting factors, including a lack of interest in plants and insufficient exposure to plant…
Descriptors: Gardening, Ecology, Undergraduate Students, Plants (Botany)
Hirschi, Jane S. – Harvard Education Press, 2015
"Ripe for Change: Garden-Based Learning in Schools" takes a big-picture view of the school garden movement and the state of garden-based learning in public K--8 education. The book frames the garden movement for educators and shows how school gardens have the potential to be a significant resource for teaching and learning. In this…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Gardening, Case Studies
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Bice, Matthew R.; Ball, James W.; Hollman, Angela; Meyer, Dick; Ringenberg, Jourdan – Health Educator, 2020
For many schools, the opportunity for more time to teach health continues to be a struggle. School gardening programs come as a result of farm-to-fresh initiatives that aim to link students with food production, increase access to healthy and local foods, and serve as an educational opportunity. The purpose of this study was to examine how one…
Descriptors: Gardening, Health Education, Middle School Teachers, Rural Schools
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