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Ham, Sam H.; Sewing, Daphne R. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1988
Describes an inservice teacher workshop implemented specifically to increase the number of teachers conducting environmental education. Presents the workshop objectives and evaluation procedures that were used. Discusses the effects of the workshop on conceptual, logistical, educational, and attitudinal barriers. Gives suggestions for future…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Ham, Sam H.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1988
Presents the results of interviews with elementary teachers conducted to determine the relative importance of barriers in public schools. Indicates that lack of time, conceptual barriers, attitudinal barriers, and logistical barriers were all important. Makes recommendations for reducing these barriers and for future research. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Environmental Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Science Education
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Ham, Sam H.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Describes the intent and content of environmental education camps in the Inland Northwest (Idaho and eastern portions of Oregon and Washington). Explains the major tenets of environmental education and relates how they were used in the survey. Results reveal a biological curricular emphasis and an absence of general program goals. (ML)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
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Ham, Sam H. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1984
Evaluated the effectiveness of the Canby Washington State Park campground recycling program by determining whether campers (N=147) read and followed the provided instructions when disposing of garbage, understood the sorting and disposal instructions, and arrived at the park equipped with receptacles for recyclables and non-recyclables.…
Descriptors: Camping, Conservation Education, Park Design, Parks
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Shuman, Dorothea Kunz; Ham, Sam H. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1997
Addresses why some teachers are more committed than others to environmental education. Offers a theoretical perspective that links teachers' commitments to environmental education to significant life experiences and to beliefs and attitudes about teaching environmental concepts. Theoretical development led to a Model of Environmental Education…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Higher Education, Individual Development, Life Events
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Ham, Sam H.; Castillo, Lizeth – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Presented is a study designed to determine the best approaches for developing environmental education and teacher training materials for schools in Honduras. Results dispute the value of materials produced in the United States for use in developing nations. (CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries