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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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Carrier, Sarah J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
The author examined the impact of environmental education lessons in a study that compared activities conducted in the schoolyard with traditional classroom activities involving elementary school boys and girls. Participants were 109 4th- and 5th-grade students. Researchers conducted a 2 (group: traditional/treatment) X 2 (gender) multivariate…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Environmental Education, Females
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Kruse, Cara K.; Card, Jaclyn A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
In this study, the authors examined the effects of a conservation education camp program offered through one zoo education department. The conservation education program included 4 levels of camps with increasing levels of animal husbandry. Campers rated their conservation knowledge, attitude, and behavior prior to, immediately after, and 1 month…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Recreational Facilities, Animal Husbandry, Conservation Education
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Bizerril, Marcelo X. A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
In this study, the author evaluated Brazilian students' environmental perceptions of Cerrado (savanna-like vegetation). The author administered tests of knowledge and perception of the Cerrado biome's wildlife to students of different social classes. The students (age range: 11-17 years) generally exhibited low identification with the region, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Biodiversity