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Ernst, Julie; Erickson, Deanna M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Rivers2Lake helps teachers learn to provide watershed educational experiences for students through a summer institute followed by mentoring. Teacher focus groups were conducted to investigate the impact of mentoring, as well as toward understanding what was influential in bringing about those impacts. Mentoring impacted teachers in affective ways…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Faculty Development, Mentors, Summer Programs
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Plevyak, Linda H.; Bendixen-Noe, Mary; Henderson, Janet; Roth, Robert E.; Wilke, Richard – Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Examines associations between the level of teacher preparation in environmental education (EE) and the level of implementation of EE in elementary school classrooms in Wisconsin and Ohio. Measures elementary school teachers' attitudes toward EE. Findings indicate that Wisconsin elementary teachers received more preservice EE preparation than Ohio…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Lane, Jennie; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1994
Reports a study which assessed (n=915) Wisconsin teachers' perceived competencies in, attitudes toward, and class time devoted to teaching about the environment. Results implied that lack of training in environmental education is a major reason teachers do not infuse these concepts. (Contains 43 references.) (Author/MKR)
Descriptors: Competence, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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McLeod, Jack M.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1987
Reports on the results of a survey of homeowners in two Wisconsin communities which examined the relationship of media use to a set of cognitive, attitudinal, and behavioral components of energy conservation. Suggests that conservation campaigns take into account communication patterns and energy use of specific groups of consumers. (TW)
Descriptors: Communications, Energy Conservation, Energy Education, Environmental Education
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Wilke, Richard J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Describes the political processes involved in obtaining mandatory preservice teacher training in environmental education for Wisconsin's science and social studies teachers. Outlines the procedures employed by support and state committees in proposal development, review, and implementation. Lists the preservice requirements and teacher…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Buttel, Frederick H. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1975
This study examined the social bases of support for the environmental movement in Wisconsin between 1968 and 1972. Initially the movement had wide public support in the social structure. The counter-movement emerged comprised of groups dependent on industrial, resource-exploiting jobs. Support reverted again to upper-middle class non-resource…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Environment, Social Attitudes, Social Differences