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Gough, Annette – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Science education in the Australian primary school curriculum is a relatively rare event. Several studies over the past twenty five years have all reported disappointingly low amounts of science being taught and the reluctance of primary school teachers to make science a priority in their teaching. Similar outcomes have been reported for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Incidence
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Robottom, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Argues that (1) the purposes of environmental education are socially transformative; (2) the dominant approach to research in the field is behaviorist and deterministic; and (3) the role the dominant behaviorist approach to research play in professional development needs to be critically examined. Outlines a current international project…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education