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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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Smith, Gregory A.; Stevenson, Robert B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
A study of two schools in northern Australia demonstrated the impact on Education for Sustainability (EfS) initiatives of a disruptive policy environment set in motion by neoliberal reforms focused on standards, accountability, and international competitiveness. In one of the schools, a culture characterized by trust and an emphasis on cultivating…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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Warner, Benjamin P.; Elser, Monica – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
We provide an overview of research in sustainability education. We argue that the interconnectedness of environmental sustainability programs at K-12 schools is one metric by which sustainability education can be conceptualized. We present a new measure of whole-school sustainability, or "interconnectedness," and then use it to compare…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Effective Schools Research, Environmental Education, School Surveys
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Negev, Maya; Garb, Yaakov – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Recent thinking in multicultural education can contribute to environmental education (EE) in culturally diverse societies. This article uses case studies of two minorities in Israel to illustrate the potential for bringing together these two areas of educational research that have developed significantly in recent years. After introducing the…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Environmental Education, Case Studies, Minority Groups
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Ballard, Heidi L.; Evans, Emily; Sturtevant, Victoria E.; Jakes, Pamela – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Many environmental education programs in the United States educate youth about the prevention of wildfire and its role in ecosystems. We reviewed 50 wildfire education programs for youth (WEY) in the U.S. through an Internet search and interviews with program providers. We investigated whether they reflect current wildfire science, environmental…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Environmental Education, Prevention, Ecology
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Ernst, Julie – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
The term environment-based education (EBE) describes a form of school-based environmental education that uses the environment as a context for integrating subjects and a source of real-world learning experiences. Because of the importance of administrator support in teachers' use of EBE (Ernst, 2009), survey research was conducted to explore…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Administrators, Consciousness Raising
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Howley, Aimee; Howley, Marged; Camper, Christi; Perko, Heike – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This qualitative case study of Island Community School provides a detailed description of how one school incorporated place-based, environmentally conscious education over the course of more than a decade. The study explored the conditions that supported and constrained this approach in an isolated rural community. Data came primarily from…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Student Attitudes, School Culture, Participant Observation
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Fettes, Mark; Judson, Gillian – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In environmental and ecological education, a rich literature builds on the premise that place, the local natural context in which one lives, can be an emotionally engaging context for learning and the source of life-long concern for nature. A theory of imaginative education can help uncover new tools and strategies for place-based educators.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Geographic Location, History
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Strife, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Recently the environmental movement has seen much success and progress under a newly-framed green paradigm. Yet, despite the proliferation of national attention to, and public interest in, the go-green mentality, environmental education still seems to be stuck within the old environmental paradigm. This critical essay shares lessons that…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Models, Environmental Education
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
The Waste Wise Schools program has a longstanding history in Australia. It is an action-based program that encourages schools to move toward zero waste through their curriculum and operating practices. This article provides a review of the program, finding that it has had notable success in reducing schools' waste through a "reduce, reuse,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Water
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Reis, Giuliano; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Emotions are important aspects in/for the pedagogy of environmental education (EE). However, the literature on the relationship between emotions and EE has not explored how emotion talk furnishes teaching identity claims and mediates instruction in/about the environment. Therefore, the present study draws on two ethnographic case studies to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Case Studies, Ethnography, Interviews