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Pratson, Daniel; Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Positive motivation to perform work tasks has been associated with better performance and outcomes in both the organizational and informal education literature. In environmental education (EE), this means that more motivated instructors are likely to provide better programs for their participants. In this exploratory study across 15 states in the…
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Teacher Motivation, Teachers, Environmental Education
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Lindgren, Samantha; Morris, Kristi; Price, Amanda – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Environmental education is implemented in formal curricula in multiple ways, including K-12 science. In the United States, the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) has provided a lens for considering how the goals of environmental education and formal science education may overlap and complement one another. Potential synergies…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Middle School Students
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Hicks, Jonathan R. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This pilot study identified and provided initial exploration into the notion that the presence of children can increase or amplify the emotional significance of encounters with white-tailed deer. Qualitative data demonstrated that Northern Illinois natural area decision makers found deer encounters to be more memorable when simultaneously sharing…
Descriptors: Animals, Experiential Learning, Environmental Education, Emotional Response
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Lukas, K. E.; Ross, S. R. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The authors conducted an evaluation of visitor knowledge and conservation attitudes toward African apes at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Using S. R. Kellert's and J. Dunlap's (1989) analysis of zoo visitor knowledge and attitudes as a model, they modified and administered a survey to 1,000 visitors to the ape facility. On average, visitors correctly…
Descriptors: Primatology, Recreational Facilities, Environmental Education, Attitudes
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Zalewski, Leon J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1977
The five broad conceptual themes for environmental education and energy conservation recommended by the Illinois State Plan for Environmental Education for developing and implementing environmental education into all school subjects are listed. Suggested activities for the junior and senior high levels are presented. (BT)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development, Energy, Environmental Education
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Kronus, Carol L.; Van Es, J. C. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1976
This research analyses the effects of situational factors, along with environmental quality (EQ) attitudes, in understanding why some people become involved in pollution-abating activities. Findings indicate that closeness to the effects of polluting behavior stimulate more powerful concern and action than closeness to the source of polluted…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior, Community Study, Environment
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Schwaab, Karl E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1982
Surveyed 296 Illinois environmental educators on effectiveness of instructional strategies in environmental education and how often a given strategy is used. Results of questionnaires (117 returned) indicate that teachers tend to use less effective methods (lecture, teacher-led discussions) rather than those they consider more effective (inquiry,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Human Resources, Inquiry
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Smith-Sebasto, N. J.; Smith, Theresa L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1997
Examines Illinois public school teachers' preparation to infuse environmental education concepts into their teaching and their attitudes toward environmental education and compares the findings with those from Wisconsin teachers. Findings indicate that teachers need more preservice and inservice training, have largely positive attitudes, but do…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Singletary, Ted J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Discusses the findings in case studies of selected environmental courses, taught by seven teachers in six Illinois secondary schools. Findings indicate some similarities and differences, in environmental education programs at the secondary school level and suggest some directions for future curriculum and program development. (26 references)…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education