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Kim, Chankook; Fortner, Rosanne W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
To explore issue-specific barriers to teaching environmental issues, the authors investigated secondary science teachers' perceived current and preferred teaching levels for 23 environmental issues and perceived barriers to teaching the selected issues. Subjects in this graduate project were 41 secondary science teachers self-selected to answer a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Duan, Hongxia; Fortner, Rosanne W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The authors examined Chinese college students' perceptions of internal (certainty, tangibility, complexity, significance, and danger) and external characteristics (personal knowledge, human responsibility, impact on personal life, and predicted trend) of 9 global and 8 local environmental issues. Subjects (N = 108) demonstrated by completing a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Environmental Influences, Student Attitudes
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Fortner, Rosanne W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1986
Describes the efforts of undergraduates in an Environmental Communication course in organizing and implementing a public information conference on an environmental issue. Explains the strategies involved in the planning, publicizing, presenting, and evaluating phases. Provides summaries and evaluations of previous conferences. (ML)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Conferences, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Fortner, Rosanne W.; Lyon, Anne E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Investigated the role of television as a medium for communicating environmental information to the general public by determining the influence of a Cousteau documentary on viewer knowledge and attitudes and to assess changes in those characteristics over time. Survey form used is included in an appendix. (ML)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes, Cognitive Development, Documentaries
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Fortner, Rosanne W.; Teates, Thomas G. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1980
The Survey of Oceanic Attitudes and Knowledge (SOAK) was conducted to determine levels of marine awareness and participation in marine-related activities among 10th graders in Virginia. Major finding was a fairly low level of knowledge, varying with area of interest and respondent's sex, race, and place of residence. (BW)
Descriptors: Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Environmental Education
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Fortner, Rosanne W.; Wiggington, Michele – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
Several television markets were surveyed and compared with each other and with 1973 data to determine whether natural history programing has declined. Results showed an increase in the percentage of total air time and of prime time broadcasts devoted to natural history programing exclusive of cable and pay television. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Smith-Sebasto, N. J.; Fortner, Rosanne W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1994
Reports research designed to develop a reliable and valid instrument to assess the relationship between locus of control of reinforcement and environmentally responsible behavior in (n=853) undergraduate students. Results suggest that the Environmental Action Internal Control Index can accurately predict environmentally responsible behavior.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Locus of Control
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Fortner, Rosanne W.; Lahm, April C. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Presented is an investigation of the effectiveness of in-school preparation regarding a field trip to an outdoor education site. Methods, instrument development, and results for the research questions are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
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Fortner, Rosanne W.; Meyer, Richard L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2000
Teachers were asked to examine a list of water topics, assign a level of priority for their students to know about each topic, then report on their own knowledge level and the amount of teaching they do on the topics. Indicates that topics such as basic water properties and wetlands that had high priorities among teachers were not accompanied by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level
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Labbe, Colleen P.; Fortner, Rosanne W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Describes a study aimed at determining if 'E/The Environmental Magazine' has met two goals: (1) its subscribers' need for environmental information and (2) its publishers' goal of inspiring environmentally responsible behavior. Results indicate that the level of the magazine's influence varied according to the reader's behavior category.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Internet, Periodicals