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Blythe, Charlotte; Harré, Niki – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Make a Difference (MAD) is a sustainability leadership program for high school students in Auckland, New Zealand. It offers a residential camp and follow-up activities. This article documents a participatory, utilization-focused evaluation of MAD, based on a Theory of Change approach. We ran workshops with MAD coordinators and students and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, High School Students, Sustainable Development, Student Leadership
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Harrison, George M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
The Children's New Ecological Paradigms scale was originally developed for children ages 10-12 and was presented as valuable for comparing that age group with older participants. This study uses cognitive interviews and measurement invariance testing to investigate how well the scores maintain the same meaning between these two age groups. The…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Children, Test Validity, Middle School Students
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Yi, Xiaoming – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Drawing from contemporary Western theories of environmental esthetics and ancient Chinese esthetics of nature, the author proposes ecological education through esthetic engagement. Esthetic engagement removes the opposition between the esthetic subject and object and requires whole-body engagement with the natural environment. It provides an…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Ethics, Western Civilization, Asian Culture
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Zhang, Weizhe; Zhao, Jinli; Chen, Jin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Outdoor education programs are promoted to enhance connections between individuals and nature to foster pro-environmental behavior. However, behavioral change is a complex, and often difficult psychological process. This study aimed to determine if establishing nature clubs in schools could promote students' conservation behaviors by mitigating…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Kuthe, Alina; Keller, Lars; Körfgen, Annemarie; Stötter, Hans; Oberrauch, Anna; Höferl, Karl-Michael – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Under the premise that the young generation of teenagers cannot be considered to be uniform, this study identified groups of teenagers based on their level of climate change awareness. Questionnaires answered by 760 teenagers (13-16 years old) from Germany and Austria were analyzed using a hierarchical cluster analysis. The teenagers were assigned…
Descriptors: Classification, Climate, Environmental Influences, Secondary School Students
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Surata, Sang Putu Kaler; Vipriyanti, Nyoman Utari – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Bali's subak cultural landscape, with its ancient and extensive paddy-fields and irrigation system, is a valuable resource for place-based education. However, this landscape is threatened by various problems. Here we analyze the relationships among Balinese teachers, student teachers, and students, and review their knowledge, attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Eames, Chris; Barker, Miles; Scarff, Carol – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study focuses on the negotiation of environmental identity by 10 New Zealand students as they progressed from late primary school to junior secondary school. Interviews with these students and their parents focused on six theoretical perspective prominent in environmental education: significant life experiences, transformative learning,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Literacy
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Hussein, Hussam – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This article investigates the representation of water scarcity in Jordanian textbooks to understand its role on improving education on environmental sustainability. People's understanding of an issue guides their actions toward finding and implementing appropriate solutions to what they perceive as a problem. Discourses are key in constructing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Water, Textbook Content, Textbooks
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Bhutia, Yodida; Liarakou, Georgia – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
The ecofeminist perspective of the matrilineal society of Meghalaya, India, is intriguing in that it has descent through mother, is matrilocal and daughters inherit parental property, but the different genders possibly do not agree about the relationship between women and nature. Ecofeminism has not yet been studied in a matrilineal society. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Ecology, Conservation (Environment)
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Tolppanen, Sakari; Aksela, Maija – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study uses qualitative content analysis to examine 355 open-ended questions, presented by 16-19-year-old international students, to find out what students want to learn about climate change. The study finds that students have a high level of consideration toward scientific, societal, and ethical aspects of climate change and that students'…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Foreign Students, Climate
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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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Tugurian, Linda P.; Carrier, Sarah J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This qualitative research explores children's environmental identity by describing how fifth grade children view their relationship with the natural world alongside their experience of elementary school science. Qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with 17 grade 5 children was supported with a survey that included responses to open-ended…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
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Ahi, Berat; Balci, Sibel; Alisinanoglu, Fatma – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
The current study aimed to establish Turkish preservice teachers' mental models of the environment and to determine the relationship these models have with gender and grade level. The study group comprised 463 Turkish preservice teachers from primary school education and preschool education departments. The data from the study were collected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Chanse, Victoria; Mohamed, Amina; Wilson, Sacoby; Dalemarre, Laura; Leisnham, Paul T.; Rockler, Amanda; Shirmohammadi, Adel; Montas, Hubert – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
In urbanized areas, incorporating residents' concerns and priorities into the stormwater management debate has focused on adults rather than youth. This study used Photovoice, a tool that includes photographs taken by youth, to uncover youth concerns and perceptions about their local watersheds. This study consisted of a comparative study of two…
Descriptors: Photography, Youth Programs, Urban Planning, Water Quality
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Olsson, Daniel; Gericke, Niklas – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This study extends previous environmental education research on gender differences by investigating the gender gap between boys' and girls' sustainability consciousness. The issue of whether the gender gap in environmental education can be identified also in sustainability education is addressed. It has been suggested that Education for…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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