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Zak, Kevin M.; Munson, Bruce H. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Classroom teachers serve a critical role in developing environmentally literate citizens. In this study, the authors assessed K-8 preservice teachers' understanding of basic ecological concepts. Participants (N = 56) constructed concept maps describing the inter-relationships among 16 ecological concepts. The authors analyzed the concept maps to…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Preservice Teachers, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Hong, Angie; Anderson, Dorothy H. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
The authors sought to identify barriers to participation for Latino people at Dodge Nature Center (DNC) in West St. Paul, MN. The authors used a multi-method approach, which included collecting demographic information, surveying the DNC staff, and interviewing Latino community leaders and parents. Results showed that unfamiliarity with DNC,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Recreational Facilities, Participation, Evaluation Methods
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Rakow, Steven J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1984
Northern Minnesota secondary teachers (N=55) were surveyed on their knowledge of a priority for selected water topics. Teachers' assessment of these topic areas provide: (1) a suggested structure for marine education; (2) the evaluation of existing curricula; and (3) needs analysis to determine areas of future curriculum development. (BC)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Environmental Education, Marine Education
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Naylon, Michael J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1971
Defined is the need for implementation of programs intended to restore and/or maintain wildlife populations on a self-renewing, self-sustaining basis. Development of environmental management concepts, understandings, activities, and lesson ideas is explained accompanied by schematic drawings. (BL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Ecology, Educational Programs, Environmental Education
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Donohue, G. A.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1974
Field studies indicate that attention to environmental issues and involvement in them depends upon community structure. Smaller, homogeneous communities tend to choose those alternatives that are perceived in the community self-interest. Larger, more pluralistic communities choose attitudes in line with general societal beliefs and more often…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Community Attitudes, Environmental Research, Foundries
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Bialeschki, M. Deborah – Journal of Environmental Education, 1981
Presented are the results of a review of environmental education and interpretation literature related to special populations. Also included are the findings of a study which assessed the present environmental education and interpretive activities, offerings, needs, and problems encountered by special population agencies (N=46) and consumers…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Disabilities
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Johnson, Roger T. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1974
Attitudes towards the wolf were measured among 1,692 individuals who participated at a computerized questionnaire exhibit at the 1972 Minnesota State Fair. Results indicated that age was the most important factor in determining attitudinal patterns. Generally, children under the age of ten had the most negative feelings. (MA)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Childhood Attitudes, Conditioning, Conservation Education