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Hardy, Joy – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Explores chaos theory, the evolutionary capacity of chaotic systems, and the philosophical implications of chaos theory in general and for education. Compares the relationships between curriculum vision based on chaos theory and critical education for the environment. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Educational Philosophy, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Gough, Annette – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Reports on research into the gaps and silences present in policies, pedagogy, and research in environmental education from a feminist perspective. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Philosophy, Environmental Education, Feminism
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Malone, Karen – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Reflects on a researcher's journey while embarking on a study that was political in its intentions and participatory in its orientation. Discusses a doctoral-research study that was a critical ethnography of a school and community engaged in a socially critical approach to environmental education. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Action Research, Activism, Environmental Education, Ethnography
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Corcoran, Peter Blaze – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Presents findings regarding human and vicarious influences in the lives of members of the North American Association for Environmental Education. Provides excerpts from 34 statements to illustrate the variety and richness of their narratives. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Higher Education, Influences, Peer Influence
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Mila, Carles; Sanmarti, Neus – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Identifies factors that foster transfer of environmental education to new situations. Suggests that work in environmental education should be relevant and started by exploring the previous knowledge of those who learn in order to carry out a new learning process valid for resolving authentic environmental problems. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Learning Theories
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Chapman, David James – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Argues that the most effective way to move forward in the realm of environmental education may be to do so outside of the sanction of official policy. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Policy Formation
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Kyburz-Graber, Regula; Robottom, Ian – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Presents an account of the Environment and School Initiatives (ENSI) project. Outlines the philosophical basis of the project and explores case studies. Discusses some of the current issues in the field. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Thomas, Ian; Kyle, Louise; Alvarez, Amaya – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Describes a project to introduce waste-minimization education into four disciplinary-based courses. Provides a model for the introduction of the broader concepts of environmental education. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Science Education
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Robertson, Christine L.; Krugly-Smolska, Eva – Environmental Education Research, 1997
Reports on a qualitative study which shows that teachers' environmental beliefs, knowledge, skills, and environmental programs provide evidence of the way they view environmental education, including possible difficulties within their programs. Findings indicate that researchers need to consider more carefully the limits of the teaching practice…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Program Development
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Simmons, Deborah – Environmental Education Research, 1996
Discusses a study of (n=59) urban teachers' perceptions of the use of various natural settings for environmental education. Teachers were asked to examine a set of black-and-white photographs depicting four different natural settings. For each setting the teacher made a judgment as to whether particular subject areas and lesson activities could be…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Environmental Education, Outdoor Activities
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De Young, Raymond; Monroe, Martha C. – Environmental Education Research, 1996
Suggests that stories serve as a singularly effective replacement for direct experience, a useful but sometimes difficult environmental education technique. Argues that the effectiveness of stories is derived from their ability to engage the attention of the reader. Lists elements that can be used to create cognitively engaging stories. Contains…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Fiction, Short Stories
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Kyburz-Graber, Regula; And Others – Environmental Education Research, 1997
Presents research founded on a socio-ecological approach to environmental education that includes individual and structural aspects of environmental awareness and problem solving. Presents one instrument used in discussions with teacher teams. Contains 23 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Formative Evaluation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Armstrong, Christine – Environmental Education Research, 1997
Focuses on cultural influences in environmental education. Examines some of the means of transmission of culture and ideology that a society adopts including metaphors, myths, and institutions. Establishes a close link between inequalities of social classes, ideology, and resource use. Contains 20 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Epistemology
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Payne, Phillip – Environmental Education Research, 1998
A humanly-constructive critical theory of environmental education called "a critical ecological ontology for educational inquiry" provides a necessary complement to the socially-critical perspective by focusing on our individual and collective being in the world. A critical ecological ontology highlights the personal politic required for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Inquiry, Qualitative Research, Science and Society
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Heimlich, Joe E.; Meyers, Ronald B. – Environmental Education Research, 1998
A national survey of 131 park and zoo educators' teaching beliefs was conducted in 14 parks and zoos in the United States in 1996. The Van Tilburg/Heimlich Teaching Beliefs Scale and a self-report time on task and importance of task were used. Outcomes showed that a preponderance of respondents would self-identify their beliefs to be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ecology, Environmental Education, Instruction
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