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Li, Yue; Krasny, Marianne E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Environmental educators exchange ideas in social networks, which may in turn impact their practices. This study uses social network analysis, surveys, correlation analysis and interviews to examine the relationship between network and practice change in three professional development programs. In the first program that used face-to-face…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Online Courses
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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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Meng, Matthew D.; Trudel, Remi – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Uncovering inexpensive, simple techniques to encourage students to act in a pro-environmental manner is of critical importance. Through a four-week field study at a large, environmentally focused elementary school, it was found that placing negatively valenced emoticons (i.e., red frowny faces) on trash cans increased the proportion of recycled…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Recycling, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Lang, Kenneth Brandon – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Several studies have found a relationship between college students' academic majors and their environmental attitudes and behaviors. Results from this study of incoming first-year students at a medium-sized public university suggest that students majoring in different programs of study were likely to have different environmental attitudes and…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Ideology
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Johnson, Bruce; Manoli, Constantinos C. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The Environmental (2-MEV) Scale questionnaire was developed in Europe to measure adolescents' attitudes and gauge the effectiveness of educational programs. It also formed the basis for the Theory of Ecological Attitudes. In the present four-year study, the 2-MEV Scale was modified for use with 9-12-year-old children in the United States. Initial…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Thapa, Brijesh – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Outdoor recreation participation has increased over the past decades and is projected for further growth. Given the increase, it is important to assess recreationists' environmental values, activity style, general, and site-specific attitudes and behaviors to promote environmental stewardship, and to develop effective strategies in natural…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Natural Resources, Recreation, Attitudes
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Gruver, Joshua; Luloff, A. E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Water-resource scientists have become increasingly concerned about global water quality and quantity issues. Water and watershed education are now mandated topics for school-aged youth. Pennsylvania teachers lack consistent and accessible curricula to teach students about water quality and quantity. A mail survey administered in 2004 determined…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Self Efficacy, Mail Surveys, Science Teachers
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Manoli, Constantinos C.; Johnson, Bruce; Dunlap, Riley E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
The authors revised and validated the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale for use with upper elementary students. Researchers use the NEP Scale extensively with adults, but it was not designed for children. Interviews with 5th grade students helped the authors revise the NEP Scale for use with children. The authors spent 2 years validating the…
Descriptors: Models, Measures (Individuals), Grade 5, Test Validity
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Mastrilli, Thomas – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The status of environmental education in elementary teacher education programs in Pennsylvania was previously unknown. This study was undertaken to survey all of the preservice elementary teacher education institutions in the state using a mailed questionnaire. The response rate was approximately 57%. The results indicate that the inclusion of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Environmental Education, Financial Support, Innovation
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Kenney, Jane L.; Militana, Heidi Price; Donohue, Mary Horrocks – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
The Watershed Learning Center (WLC) was developed by the Brandywine Valley Association (BVA) to provide outdoor environmental lessons to schools on their own properties or on sites close by. Teachers are trained to take over the lessons by observing BVA instructors and attending workshops. The program was evaluated to discover how the WLC was…
Descriptors: Learning Centers (Classroom), Environmental Education, Training, Science Teachers