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Kerr, Karen – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This study considers the benefits of coteaching in the context of the outdoors. It explores the use of coteaching in a professional development program and investigates all the cited outcome categories for teachers: cognitive, affective, coteaching, and professional development. Coteaching pairs coplanned, cotaught, and coevaluated "Shared…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Environmental Education
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Camasso, Michael J.; Jagannathan, Radha – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
In this article we describe the development, implementation, and some of the early impacts of Nurture thru Nature (NtN), an American after-school and summer program designed to introduce elementary school students in disadvantaged, urban public schools to natural science and environmental education. The program, which began operations in 2010 as a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Summer Programs, Elementary School Students, Natural Resources
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Winklerova, Karolina; Cincera, Jan; Krepelkova, Sarka; Kroufek, Roman – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
The study analyzes the meaning attributed to the GLOBE program by its former participants. The data were collected by conducting interviews with 19 adult respondents who left the program at least five years ago. The respondents interpreted the program as a strong community shaped by routine as well as extraordinary program activities and by their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Skinner, Ellen A.; Chi, Una – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Building on self-determination theory, this study presents a model of intrinsic motivation and engagement as "active ingredients" in garden-based education. The model was used to create reliable and valid measures of key constructs, and to guide the empirical exploration of motivational processes in garden-based learning. Teacher- and…
Descriptors: Validity, Student Motivation, Gardening, Self Determination
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Schusler, Tania M.; Krasny, Marianne E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
This study explored the practices of teachers, nonformal science educators, community organizers, youth program managers, and other educators facilitating youth participation in local environmental action, as well as the experiences of some of the youth involved. We conducted narrative interviews with 33 educators facilitating youth environmental…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Environmental Education, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Mueller, Michael P.; Bentley, Michael L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Curriculum reform in environmental and science education now taking place in Ghana focuses on the community and ecosystems as the context of education. In Ghana, students conduct science investigations that include games, word searches, crossword puzzles, case studies, role play, debates, projects, and ecological profiles. This curriculum reflects…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Play, Environmental Education, Ceremonies
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Morgan, Susan Conlon; Hamilton, Susan L.; Bentley, Michael L.; Myrie, Sharon – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Project Green Reach (PGR) is a children's program that has offered garden-based youth education since 1990. PGR focuses on Grade K-8 students and teachers from local Title I schools who work in teams on garden and science projects. In this exploratory study, the authors used field observations, document analysis, and past…
Descriptors: Science Projects, Environmental Education, Program Effectiveness, Botany
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Barnett, Michael; Lord, Charles; Strauss, Eric; Rosca, Camelia; Langford, Heather; Chavez, Dawn; Deni, Leah – Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Recent science education reform proponents explicitly put forward the idea that all students, regardless of culture, gender, race, or socioeconomic status, are capable of understanding and doing science. To address this need, the authors have developed and implemented a field-based urban ecology science program to engage traditionally…
Descriptors: Urban Environment, Youth, Ecology, Field Studies
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Overholt, Erin; MacKenzie, Ann Haley – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The authors surveyed 15 secondary school teachers in 5 states about how they designed and implemented long-term stream monitoring in their classrooms and the problems and benefits they encountered. The authors surveyed students involved in the stream monitoring projects to obtain their perspective. Teachers reported that stream monitoring provided…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Secondary Education, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Powers, Amy L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Based on interviews with 18 professors of education, this study provides a report on the ways in which environmental education (EE) theory and practice are currently incorporated into preservice elementary education science and social studies methods courses. It further reports perceptions of faculty about the barriers to incorporating EE in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interviews, College Faculty, Methods Courses
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Arvai, Joseph L.; Campbell, Victoria E. A.; Baird, Anne; Rivers, Louie – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
One of the fundamental goals of environmental education (EE) is to equip students with the skills to make more thoughtful decisions about environmental issues. Many examples of environmental and science education curricula work to address this goal by providing students with up-to-date information about a myriad of environmental issues from a…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Ecology, Decision Making, Curriculum Development
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Kim, Kyung-Ok – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
Describes the Environmental Education Curriculum Inventory, which was used to evaluate environmental education (EE) curricula and programs to determine how well they represent EE's substantive structure as expressed in the Goals for Curriculum Development in Environmental Education. (Contains 28 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Volk, Trudi L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
This article includes a conversation with four environmental education classroom teachers. The author introduces the four classroom teachers, Marie Marrs, Barb Pietrucha, Vicki Newberry, and Dara Lukonen. In the interview, the four environmental education classroom teachers describe the environmental education in their classrooms. Three of these…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Environmental Education, Teacher Background
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Lindemann-Matthies, Petra – Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Investigates the influence of the educational program Nature on the Way to School on children's everyday perception of species. Involves more than 4000 children between the ages of 8-16 years old from 248 classes in Switzerland. Investigates possible influences of the program with the help of pretest and posttest questionnaires. (Contains 59…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Mordock, Kalay; Krasny, Marianne E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Uses four student-led investigations conducted as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded 'Explorations from an Aerial Perspective' program to demonstrate how participatory action research can provide a framework for realizing environmental education goals. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Action Research, Environmental Education, Land Use, Participatory Research
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