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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