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Loughland, Tony; Reid, Anna; Petocz, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Reports on a research project in which school children's answers to the question "I think the term/word environment means ..." were analyzed using the qualitative research method of phenomenography. Six distinct conceptions were isolated ranging from the least sophisticated--environment as a place--to the most inclusive and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Science Education
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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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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