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Wee, Bryan; Mason, Hillary; Abdilla, Jason; Lupardus, Randi – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
This study explored educators' perceptions of green school practices in the USA using an online survey to address the larger issue of what it means to be "green" in an educational context. A total of 93 green schools from 27 states in the USA returned a completed survey. SPSS was used to analyze educators' perceptions of green school…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Environmental Education, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kidman, Gillian – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
There is evidence indicating that students are rarely asked about what they want to learn, but when they are asked, the students readily identify topics of personal relevance with a hands-on component. They want topics that are curiosity-based and not knowledge based. This paper draws on data that gave voice to 199 students studying geography and…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Learner Engagement, Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Nguyen, Thao Phuong – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
There is no universal model of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD); each country thus has to define its own sustainability and education priorities and actions. However, literature on ESD has mostly focused on case studies in Western countries; therefore, the consonance when applying ESD models of Western nations in developing ones needs…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Sustainable Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Farias, Luciana A.; Silva, Jailson A.; Colagrande, Elaine A.; Arroio, Agnaldo – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
This present study was aimed at analyzing the environmental perception of teachers from two Brazilian public schools located on opposite shores of a socio-environmentally vulnerable area by means of drawings as well as the data collected from questionnaires. The 2010 Brazilian Census reported that nearly 2.7 million people live in such conditions…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Dong-min – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
This study attempts to illuminate the recognition, reflection, development, and effects of geography teachers' attitudes toward regions around the world (ATRAWs) using Straussian grounded theory. A total of 194 concepts were categorized into 18 categories, and three types were identified. The findings of this study show that geography teachers…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Clausen, Søren Witzel – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
Weather formation and climate change is an important topic in the Danish geography curriculum. The curriculum requires both the student to acquire knowledge and skills, but also the personal development for active citizenship. This "dual perspective" might be a complex task to embrace for a teacher, but it is not well described in…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Foreign Countries
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Lane, Rod; Bourke, Terri – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
A recent editorial in International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (IRGEE) highlighted an opportunity for the inclusion of geography as a subject in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) tests. At present, TIMSS tests only encompass mathematics and physical sciences. The IRGEE editors encouraged…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Geography Instruction, Educational Opportunities, Research Projects
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Bent, Gert Jan; Bakx, Anouke; den Brok, Perry – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This study was carried out to investigate the primary education teachers' self-efficacy regarding geography education, their beliefs regarding the classroom learning environment, and how these beliefs were related to each other and to teachers' background characteristics. Questionnaire data were collected from 489 Dutch primary school teachers.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Geography Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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Bourke, Terri; Lane, Rod – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
An initial call by the editors of International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education prompted a study about the inclusion of geography in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) tests. This study found that the geography education community were overwhelmingly in favour of such a move, believing that the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Geography, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Lummis, Geoffrey W.; Morris, Julia E.; Lock, Graeme; Odgaard, Judith – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This article presents the findings of a qualitative research study on student teachers' perceptions of sustainability, specifically influenced by ecological citizenship and political solidarity. Research was conducted with 18 Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) student teachers at one university, as they only have one year in which to train as…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Sustainability
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Uhlenwinkel, Anke; Béneker, Tine; Bladh, Gabriel; Tani, Sirpa; Lambert, David – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
The small-scale research presented in this paper was conducted as part of the GeoCapabilities project. Though originating in the Anglophone world, the project attempts to address the purposes and values of geography education internationally. Using the idea of "powerful disciplinary knowledge" the project asks what geography has to offer…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Dunn, Karen; Darlington, Ellie – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
The planned removal of "tiering" from the Geography examinations, which mark the end of compulsory schooling at age 16 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, means that students of all abilities will be expected to sit the same examination with the same content. However, the learning and preparation process will not necessarily be the…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Secondary School Teachers, Geography Instruction
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Alexandre, Fernando – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
Geography education in Portugal is still very much attached to what can be defined as a descriptive and factual approach, which seems to prevail in spite of all the changes introduced in the design of school geography. Given this context, the paper intends to foresee the process that leads to the standardization of teachers' knowledge and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Standards, Professional Identity
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Salinas-Silva, Victor; Arenas-Martija, Andoni; Margalef-García, Leonor – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
In this paper, environmental and geographical subject expertise is explored, based on the notion of expertise as rooted both in subject knowledge and knowledge of teaching and as acquired through experience. The research questions that guided this study focused on the importance of understanding how teachers negotiate their assumptions and what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Environmental Education, Expertise
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Akinyemi, Felicia O. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
Technology use is evident in all spheres of human endeavour. Focusing on technology use in education, this paper examines teachers' attitudes towards geographic information system (GIS). An assessment was made of GIS teachers in Rwandan secondary schools. Key areas covered include how GIS is implemented in schools, teachers' attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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