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Lowan-Trudeau, Greg – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
This article presents a comparative exploration of news media portrayals of Indigenous environmental issues in Canada and the United States guided by a qualitative multimodal critical discourse analysis methodology. Theoretical framing was provided by Elliot Eisner's three curricula, Antonio L√≥pez's visual literacy framework, and the broader…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Fuels, American Indians
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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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DeWaters, Jan; Powers, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Energy literacy is a broad term encompassing content knowledge as well as a citizenship understanding of energy that includes affective and behavioral aspects. This article presents explicit criteria that will serve as a foundation for developing measurable objectives for energy literacy in three dimensions: cognitive (knowledge, cognitive…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy, Energy Education, Critical Literacy
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Cordano, Mark; Welcomer, Stephanie; Scherer, Robert; Pradenas, Lorena; Parada, Victor – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
We surveyed business students in the U. S. (n = 256) and Chile (n = 310). The survey included measures drawn from studies of pro-environmental behavior using Schwartz's norm activation theory (Schwartz, 1977), the theory of reasoned action (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980), and a values-beliefs-norms model created by Stern, Dietz, Abel, Guagnano, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Environmental Influences
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Zeppel, Heather – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Marine wildlife tours can provide a range of education and conservation benefits for visitors, including emotional (i.e., affective) responses and learning (i.e., cognition). Interpretive programs cover the biology, ecology, and behavior of marine species; best practice guidelines; and human threats to marine areas. The author reviews the…
Descriptors: Audiences, Ecology, Learning Processes, Empathy
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Dunlap, Riley E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
The New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) Scale, published in "The Journal of Environmental Education" by R. E. Dunlap and K. D. Van Liere (1978), has become the most widely used measure of environmental concern in the world and been employed in hundreds of studies in dozens of nations. This article tells the story of the NEP Scale, beginning…
Descriptors: Models, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Rating Scales
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Duvall, Jason; Zint, Michaela – Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
How to design environmental education (EE) programs in ways that encourage children to influence the environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of adults has intrigued researchers for more than a decade. The authors review and synthesize results from 7 studies that sought to answer this question. The studies reviewed were conducted between…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Patrick, Patricia G.; Matthews, Catherine E.; Ayers, David Franklin; Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
In this study, the authors examine the mission statements of 136 zoos in the United States that the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) has accredited, and report on the predominant themes of education and conservation in the statements. To explore the relation between these two themes, the authors present a literature review of the roles…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Conservation Education, Role, Literature Reviews
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Walsh-Daneshmandi, Anne; MacLachlan, Malcolm – Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Evaluation of environmental education (EE) interventions is at an early stage of development. Within a quantitative paradigm, the authors examined the psychometric properties of the Children's Environmental Attitudes and Knowledge Scale (CHEAKS) with data from a sample of Irish adolescents (N = 338) participating in a repeated measures design.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Evaluation, Adolescent Attitudes, Intervention
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Klee, Gary A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1982
A 30-item questionnaire was mailed to 325 geography departments (206 returned) to determine status of environmental studies curricula-courses. Areas addressed and discussed include nature of institutions, enrollment trends, environmental courses within geography curricula, academics/career objectives of courses, job placement records, other…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment Trends
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Simmons, Deborah A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1991
Through two surveys of nature and environmental centers throughout the United States, the author compares the centers' expressed goals with the goals of environmental education. These goals were determined by an accepted behavior model that is considered conducive to environmentally responsible behavior. (17 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Consciousness Raising, Educational Philosophy
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McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn – Journal of Environmental Education, 2000
The status of the environmental education component of preservice teacher education programs is unknown nationally. This study surveyed 715 institutions of teacher education using a mail questionnaire. Results indicate that most schools have few requirements related to environmental education, and environmental education is not institutionalized…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teachers, Program Descriptions
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Schuett, Michael A.; Ostergren, David. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
The authors examined environmental concern and involvement of individuals in two voluntary associations, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, Inc. (NOHVCC). Environmental concerns were assessed using the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP). When compared, results from 10 of 12…
Descriptors: Organizations (Groups), Recreational Activities, Conservation (Environment), Ecology