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Smith, William – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This qualitative study used a deep ecology lens and the New Environmental Paradigm to investigate anthropocentrism and ecocentrism in 30 secondary school environment club students from three schools in Victoria, Australia. The work repositions the deep ecology philosophy as a posthumanist/relational ideology, providing novel perspectives based on…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Consumer Education, Foreign Countries
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Mbah, Marcellus – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Against the backdrop of Africa's quest for development, there have been emerging demands for its universities to do more in contributing to development drives beyond their immediate sphere of operation. Drawing on an instrumental case study within an African community, this article heartens a reconsideration of African universities' community…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, School Community Relationship, Universities, Case Studies
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Briggs, Lilly; Krasny, Marianne; Stedman, Richard C. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Youth development (YD) is receiving increased attention in environmental education (EE), yet faces critiques including lack of attention to cultural competency and structural barriers. We explore YD outcomes of the EE program "Women, Agroecology, and Leadership for Conservation," which engages young Q'eqchi' Maya women in Guatemala in…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations, Females, American Indians
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Malandrakis, George; Papadopoulou, Penelope; Gavrilakis, Costas; Mogias, Athanasios – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
A scale was developed to assess primary school Teachers' Self-Efficacy on Education for Sustainable Development (TSESESD). It includes four domains of competences: values and ethics, systems thinking, emotions and feelings, and actions. The scale development is consistent with key principles of educational and social psychology research. Nine…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Sustainable Development, Values
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Zylstra, Matthew; Esler, Karen; Knight, Andrew; Le Grange, Lesley – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
The concept of "connectedness with nature" is increasingly used in environmental and sustainability discourse. However, this construct has also been critiqued and proponents charged with harboring an ambivalence that paradoxically reinforces a sense of separation from "nature". We respond to one critique by demonstrating that…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Attitudes, Ecology, Sustainability
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Tan, Esther; So, Hyo-Jeong – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This article examined the role of environmental interaction in interdisciplinary thinking and the use of different knowledge resource types. The case study was conducted with two classes (N = 40) of 8th-grade students, ages 13 to 14. The outdoor trail aimed to help students synthesize history, geography, and science knowledge. Two groups'…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interaction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education
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Christie, Belinda; Waller, Vivienne – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Communities need to engage in initiatives that tackle environmental sustainability issues. However, the lessons communities learn from these initiatives may go far beyond the initial local project. This article presents findings from an empirical study investigating the experiences of 38 residents who began participating in on-site composting in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Informal Education, Housing, Environmental Education
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Lakhan, Calvin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study used Azjen's Theory of Planned Behavior to examine how pro-recycling and pro-environmental messaging delivered by religious leaders affects stated recycling behavior among ethnic minorities. Using data collected from 12 religious institutions in three Ontario, Canada, communities, a promotion and education program was developed to: (1)…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Recycling, Conservation (Environment), Religious Factors
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Murakami, Christopher Daniel; Su-Russell, Chang; Manfra, Louis – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Learning gardens can provide dynamic learning and developmental experiences for young children. This case study of 12 early childhood teachers explores how teachers describe (1) learning across numerous school readiness domains and (2) how to support this learning by promoting opportunities for autonomy, relatedness, and competence. Participants…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Camasso, Michael J.; Jagannathan, Radha – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
In this article we describe the development, implementation, and some of the early impacts of Nurture thru Nature (NtN), an American after-school and summer program designed to introduce elementary school students in disadvantaged, urban public schools to natural science and environmental education. The program, which began operations in 2010 as a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Summer Programs, Elementary School Students, Natural Resources
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Ardoin, Nicole M.; Bowers, Alison W.; Roth, Noelle Wyman; Holthuis, Nicole – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Many practitioners and researchers describe academic and environmental benefits of environmental education for kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) students. To consider the empirical underpinnings of those program descriptions, we systematically analyzed the peer-reviewed literature (1994-2013), focusing on outcomes of environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Surata, Sang Putu Kaler; Vipriyanti, Nyoman Utari – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Bali's subak cultural landscape, with its ancient and extensive paddy-fields and irrigation system, is a valuable resource for place-based education. However, this landscape is threatened by various problems. Here we analyze the relationships among Balinese teachers, student teachers, and students, and review their knowledge, attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Nzeadibe, Augustina Chinyere; Uchem, Rose Nkechi; Nzeadibe, Thaddeus Chidi – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study utilized qualitative methods and the urban political ecology (UPE) framework to situate changes in scope and content of undergraduate geography curriculum in Nigeria within the domain of education for sustainability. It was stimulated by significant curriculum-related events in the geography department of the University of Nigeria, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Geography Instruction, Human Geography
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Aguilar, Olivia – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Given the growing attention to community environmental education (CEE), this study develops a theoretical heuristic for this approach through a retroductive process by (1) examining theories appropriate for a CEE conceptual framework; (2) testing this framework in diverse contexts to determine its viability, and (3) reconceptualizing the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Community Education, Models
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Eames, Chris; Barker, Miles; Scarff, Carol – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study focuses on the negotiation of environmental identity by 10 New Zealand students as they progressed from late primary school to junior secondary school. Interviews with these students and their parents focused on six theoretical perspective prominent in environmental education: significant life experiences, transformative learning,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Literacy
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