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Schröder, Laura-Marie U.; Wals, Arjen E. J.; van Koppen, C. S. A. (Kris) – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This research investigates the state of student participation in the Eco-Schools programme in two selected secondary schools located in Spain and the Netherlands. The focus is on understanding the levers of student participation and of the factors leading to a whole-school approach. Engeström's Second Generation Activity Systems Model is used as…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Participation, Cultural Differences, Teaching Methods
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Häggström, Margaretha; Schmidt, Catarina – Environmental Education Research, 2020
This article advocates a holistic approach to education concerning literacy and ecological literacy development and builds on data from two different case studies in compulsory school classes in Sweden. The study is built on action-based research and the data material was analysed through directed qualitative content analysis. We argue that place…
Descriptors: Young Children, Grade 1, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Cantell, Hannele; Tolppanen, Sakari; Aarnio-Linnanvuori, Essi; Lehtonen, Anna – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article presents and evaluates a model made for climate change education -- the bicycle model. The model was created based on an extensive literature review, from which, essential aspects of climate change education were drawn out. The bicycle model is a representation of holistic climate change education and emphasizes the importance of the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Holistic Approach, Models
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Mogren, Anna; Gericke, Niklas; Scherp, Hans-Åke – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This study applies a model of school organisation developed by one of the authors to investigate school improvement processes leading to a whole school approach in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) literature. The model is operationalized to a survey instrument and distributed to Swedish upper secondary teachers. The instrument provides…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, School Administration, Educational Improvement
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Parker, Lyn – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Indonesia is now considered as a lower-middle-income country (The World Bank 2014) with decades of sustained economic growth. Recent forecasts predict that by 2050 it will be the fourth largest economy in the world (PWC 2015). Indonesia is well endowed with tropical rainforests, coral reefs, and other priority ecological systems, but there is…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Ecology
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Berglund, Teresa; Gericke, Niklas – Environmental Education Research, 2016
The sustainable development (SD) concept is based on the idea that economic and social development should be linked to the environment. However, controversies about various associated issues often arise due to the differences in protagonists' viewpoints, depending partly on whether they focus mainly on environmental, economic, or social dimensions…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires
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Borg, C.; Gericke, N.; Höglund, H.-O.; Bergman, E. – Environmental Education Research, 2014
This article describes the results of a nationwide questionnaire study of 3229 Swedish upper secondary school teachers' conceptual understanding of sustainable development in relation to their subject discipline and teaching experience. Previous research has shown that teachers have difficulties understanding the complex concept of sustainable…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Sustainable Development
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Ardoin, Nicole M.; Schuh, Janel S.; Gould, Rachelle K. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Themes of place, situatedness, and locale are increasingly prominent in environmental education literature and practice. Sense-of-place research, which considers how people connect with places and the influence of those connections on engagement with the environment, may have important implications for environmental education. Prior place studies…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Environmental Education, Models, Structural Equation Models
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Johannesson, Ingolfur Asgeir; Norodahl, Kristin; Oskarsdottir, Gunnhildur; Palsdottir, Auour; Petursdottir, Bjorg – Environmental Education Research, 2011
The article explores how the Icelandic public school curriculum for early childhood, compulsory and upper secondary school deals with education for sustainable development. As the curriculum does not often mention the term sustainability, a key with which to investigate signs of education for sustainable development in the three curricula was…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Environmental Education, Democracy, Public Health
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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