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Iskos, Eugenia; Karakosta, Stella – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
This paper presents a case study of a private preschool in Thessaloniki, Greece. The school, located at the unique setting of an educational farm, has a curriculum focus on environmental education. An analysis of teacher interviews and lesson plans in the span of three years presents insights into the barriers teachers faced in implementing their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Preschool Education, Outdoor Education
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Nugent, Clare; Beames, Simon – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
While nature environments afford food for human consumption, there is a dearth of empirical inquiry that considers foraging as a sustainable, seasonal practice that builds human-nature relations. This gap in the literature is particularly apparent in early childhood education literature. Drawing on observations recorded at two forest-based nature…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Natural Resources, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
Boileau, Elizabeth Yvonne Shaw – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
The number of early childhood environmental education programs are on the rise in Canada and although young children have been quite marginalized from environmental education research, better understanding young children's relationships with the natural world is increasingly seen as important. Including young children themselves in research is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Educational Research
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Ritchie, Jenny – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The early years are a foundational time for the establishment of dispositions for learning. This paper draws on a recent study in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to illustrate ways educators have been implementing programs, within mainstream early childhood care and education settings, that inclusively offer Maori perspectives on caring for ourselves,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
Cronin-Jones, Linda L. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This case study describes the development and field-testing of a research-based scoring rubric for analyzing elementary students' schoolyard habitat drawings. To justify schoolyard learning experiences in U.S. schools, teachers, program evaluators, and others need valid, reliable, and objective assessment tools for determining if, and how, these…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Ecology, Freehand Drawing, Measures (Individuals)