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Al-Nofli, Mohammed Abdullah – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2014
Very few studies have been conducted on students' definitions of geography. The purpose of the present study was to add to the existing literature by exploring Omani students' definitions of geography. Participants were 477 students of grade 6 (ages 11-12) and grade 10 (ages 15-16) in one school district in Oman. They had been taught geography…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Geography, Map Skills
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Hinde, Elizabeth R.; Osborn Popp, Sharon E.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita; Dorn, Ronald I. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2011
The "GeoLiteracy for English language learners" (ELLs) program is a curriculum that enhances reading and writing skills while teaching geography content for US students in kindergarten through eighth grades. The program includes 85 lesson plans that address all US national geography standards, a quarter of which address environmental…
Descriptors: Geography, Literacy, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Coban, Gul Unal; Akpinar, Ercan; Kucukcankurtaran, Evren; Yildiz, Eylem; Ergin, Omer – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2011
Environmental problems grow gradually and their effects are felt in various ways such as shortage of potable water. Among the various solutions offered to solve these problems, there is one standing which has the potential of encapsulating all the solutions in, that is "water education". Therefore, the aim of this study is to present the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Water, Student Attitudes, Grade 6
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Tuncer, Gaye; Sungur, Semra; Tekkaya, Ceren; Ertepinar, Hamide – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2007
The purpose of the present study was to assess Turkish elementary school students' and pre-service teachers' environmental attitudes, and to explore whether there was a significant difference in the attitudes towards the environment of the above mentioned two groups. Data was gathered by circulating a 45-item "Environmental Attitude…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Environmental Education, Grade 8
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Alp, Elvan; Ertepinar, Hamide; Tekkaya, Ceren; Yilmaz, Ayhan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2006
The aim of this study was three-fold: (1) to determine 6th, 8th and 10th grade students' environmental knowledge and attitudes in Turkey; (2) to investigate the effect of the grade level and gender on students' environmental knowledge and attitudes; (3) to explore how environmentally responsible behaviour is related to environmental knowledge,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Multiple Regression Analysis, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries