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Connell, Sharon; Fien, John; Sykes, Helen; Yencken, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
There is a paucity of research in Australia on the nature of young people's attitudes, knowledge and actions. This paper reports on the findings from one such study of Australian high school students. The research was based on a survey of 5,688 students form Melbourne and Brisbane. These young people identified protection of the environment as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Adolescent Attitudes, High School Students
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Fien, John – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
This paper begins with a letter of thanks from future generations for the wisdom our generation has shown in initiating a Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. It describes the overall goals of the Decade and focuses on the Action Plan being developed by UNESCO to guide its contributions as the international lead agency for the Decade.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Position Papers, International Organizations, Institutional Mission
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Fien, John – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Analyzes and critiques the sociocultural and educational features that comprise the macrocontext for teaching environmental education in Queensland, Australia. Concepts outlined in the analysis include the global context of teaching environmental education; the political, economic, and social context of Queensland; the national party; the…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Context Effect