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Powell, Robert B.; Vezeau, Susan Lynn; Stern, Marc J.; Moore, DeWayne D.; Wright, Brett A. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Understanding the development of pro-environmental behavioral intentions and behaviors remains one of the greatest challenges for environmental educators worldwide. Using the Elaboration Likelihood Model as a theoretical foundation, we developed surveys to evaluate the influence of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Junior Ranger program on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Parks, Youth, Residential Programs
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Korteweg, Lisa; Gonzalez, Ismel; Guillet, Jojo – Environmental Education Research, 2010
This article explores how Indigenous Canadian children's literature might challenge adult and child readers to consider different meanings and worldviews of the environment as a land-based value system. As three teacher educators from elementary and university classrooms, we use reader-response theory to explore a collection of rich alternative…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Canadian Literature, Picture Books, Values
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Erdogan, Mehmet; Marcinkowski, Tom; Ok, Ahmet – Environmental Education Research, 2009
This study aimed to analyze environmental education research (EER) in Turkey conducted in Grades K-8 and published over the years 1997-2007. Due to the fact that there had been no systematic reviews of EER in Turkey prior to this time period, it was more appropriate to explore the implications of the results of this review for research policies…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Malone, Karen; Tranter, Paul J. – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Explores the question, What is the role of school grounds as sites for learning? Observation and interview data from five Australian primary schools displayed large differences between schools in the types of play that 8- to 10-year-old children engaged in, particularly play behaviors categorized as involving environmental cognition. Explores the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education
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Summers, Mike; Corney, Graham; Childs, Ann – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Qualitatively studies issues that arise for teachers when planning and teaching sustainable development in primary classrooms. Identifies seven key issues and considers how the teaching seen in this study compares with conceptions of education for sustainable development found in the literature. An appendix contains the theoretical framework.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Primary Education, Professional Development
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Smith, Richard – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Environmental educators often maintain that primary school education should endeavour to improve and protect the environment through producing an "environmentally informed, committed and active citizenry," yet existing research shows that the implementation of environmental education in primary schools is problematic and has had limited…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Educational Research
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Barraza, Laura; Walford, Rex A. – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Analyzes what influences the environmental knowledge and perceptions of English and Mexican school children. Explores the extent to which culture and the school ethos with regard to the environment have an effect on the formation of environmental knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes in young children. Concludes that schools with strong…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Wylie, Judith; Sheehy, Noel; McGuinness, Carol; Orchard, Gerry – Environmental Education Research, 1998
Uses a methodology for probing systems-thinking developed and used to investigate the way children (N=35) think about the natural environment. Findings suggest that eight-year-old children are capable of this type of thinking. (DDR)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Cognitive Processes, Context Effect, Elementary Education
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Sheehy, N. P.; Wylie, J. W.; McGuinness, C.; Orchard, G. – Environmental Education Research, 2000
Describes the development and use of two computer simulations for investigating systems thinking and environmental problem-solving in children (n=92). Finds that older children outperformed younger children, who tended to exhibit magical thinking. Suggests that seemingly isomorphic environmental problems may not be interpreted as such by children.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education
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Knapp, Doug; Poff, Raymond – Environmental Education Research, 2001
Describes a study in which students attended a field trip to a United States Forest Service site near their school district. Students experienced ranger-led discussions, facilitated explorations, and nature games. Findings indicate that the environmental interpretive program had a strong positive impact on students' affect toward the resource…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Influences, Field Trips
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Taylor, Christopher – Environmental Education Research, 1998
Presents the results of an international comparative study into the status of environmental education. Concludes that the current provisions for environmental education for primary children in Nigeria are insufficient for the development of national programs. Contains 17 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Environmental Education
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Glazar, S. A.; Vrtacnik, M.; Bacnik, A. – Environmental Education Research, 1998
Discusses the basic features and goals of environmental education incorporated into curricula in Slovenia. Findings suggest that waste-processing products are not well known and that Slovene children should be taught about environmental problems that are part of everyday life. (DDR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education
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Summers, Mike; Kruger, Colin; Childs, Ann; Mant, Jenny – Environmental Education Research, 2000
Uses in-depth interviews to explore the understanding of a non-random sample of 12 practicing primary school teachers in four areas: (1) biodiversity; (2) the carbon cycle; (3) ozone; and (4) global warming. Identifies those underpinning science concepts that were well understood, and those which were not so well understood. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Interviews, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Aleixandre, Maria Pilar Jimenez; Rodriguez, Ramon Lopez – Environmental Education Research, 2001
Analyzes classroom transcriptions from the 4th grade on the elaboration by pupils of a behavior code for a field trip. Characterizes good teaching practice in environmental education. Results show how pupils are able to create and justify their own rules, how they cope with conflicts, and which environmental values are sustained by them. (SAH)
Descriptors: Behavior, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences, Field Trips
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Alerby, Eva – Environmental Education Research, 2000
Visualizes the ways in which children and young people think about the environment. Aims to make the thinking of children and young people available and to interpret the meaning of their thoughts about our environment. Children's thoughts were interpreted through drawings done by the children. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Influences
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