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Schelly, Chelsea; Cross, Jennifer E.; Franzen, William; Hall, Pete; Reeve, Stu – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This case study examines how energy conservation efforts in one public high school contributed to both sustainability education and the adoption of sustainable behavior within educational and organizational practice. Individual role models, school facilities, school governance and school culture together support both conservation and environmental…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Role Models, School Culture, Environmental Education
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Leppanen, Jaana M.; Haahla, Anu E.; Lensu, Anssi M.; Kuitunen, Markku T. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Are adolescents' environmental attitudes similar to their parents' attitudes? The main objective of this study is to examine what quantitative associations, if any, exist in parent-child environmental attitudes within the family. The survey data was collected assessing attitudes toward the environment and nature from 15-year-old students (n = 237)…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes
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Cartwright, Barbara J.; Wall, John E.; Kaya, J. A. Placide – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Among species recovery tools available, re-introduction of animals to the wild is one of the more complex. Since the mid-1990s two successful great ape re-introductions have taken place in the Republic of Congo, leading some conservationists to revisit re-introduction as a strategy. This research explored the role of conservation education and…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Primatology, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education
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Ceaser, Donovon – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Despite wide agreement on the goals of environmental education (EE), the promotion of action is still considered contentious. Critical environmental education (critical EE) teaches students to combine critical reflection with the ability to engage in local action to address social/environmental problems. This article examines a critical urban…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Reflection, Critical Thinking, Social Problems
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Strife, Susan Jean – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
While numerous quantitative studies across disciplines have investigated children's knowledge and attitudes about environmental problems, few studies examine children's feelings about environmental problems--and even fewer have focused on the child's point of view. Through 50 in-depth interviews with urban children (ages 10-12) this research aimed…
Descriptors: Fear, Anxiety, Urban Youth, Conservation (Environment)
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Espinosa, Santiago; Jacobson, Susan K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Environmental education is a widespread, yet relatively unexamined strategy to reduce human-wildlife conflicts. We evaluated knowledge, attitudes and behavioral intentions toward bear conservation after five years of environmental education in a Quichua community. Conflicts with livestock predation created mixed attitudes and behaviors toward bear…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Focus Groups, Community Programs, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Wu, Lingqiong – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
A Chinese version of the revised NEP Scale was generated and adopted in a survey among 507 students (age 10 to 12 years old) from three elementary schools in Shenzhen, China. The results show an acceptable level of internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.65) but some abnormalities on the modified NEP scale: items 1 and 7 presented very low…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Test Validity, Cultural Differences, Factor Analysis
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Evans, Neus; Whitehouse, Hilary; Gooch, Margaret – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
There are many documented barriers to implementing school-based sustainability. This article examines a) the barriers faced by principals and staff in two regional primary schools in Far North Queensland, Australia, well known for their exemplary practice, and b) ways the barriers were overcome. Through interviews conducted with principals and key…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Sustainability
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Lawrence, Eva K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This study examined college students' visits to natural areas on campus and how these visits relate to place identity and environmentally responsible behaviors. The majority (76.5%) of the 115 participants visited the natural areas, and 55.7% of these students visited for a course requirement. Students who lived on campus, were younger, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Humanities, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment)
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Howley, Aimee; Howley, Marged; Camper, Christi; Perko, Heike – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This qualitative case study of Island Community School provides a detailed description of how one school incorporated place-based, environmentally conscious education over the course of more than a decade. The study explored the conditions that supported and constrained this approach in an isolated rural community. Data came primarily from…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Student Attitudes, School Culture, Participant Observation
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D'Amato, Laura Galen; Krasny, Marianne E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
We conducted a qualitative study of the experiences of 23 Outdoor Adventure Education (OAE) participants to determine what participants found significant about their course and to what course elements they attributed this significance. Participants experienced personal transformations, which they attributed to spending extended time in pristine…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Adventure Education, Environmental Education, Transformative Learning
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Zint, Michaela T.; Covitt, Beth A.; Dowd, Patrick F. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
We conducted an evaluability assessment of the U.S. Forest Service's "More Kids in the Woods" internal grant initiative based on a review of 26 funded proposals, the creation of logic models, and a survey of project leaders. Evaluations of the initiative are warranted because it has clear outcome objectives, is implemented as intended, and results…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Forestry, Public Agencies, Grants
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Forbes, Cory T.; Zint, Michaela – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This exploratory study investigated elementary teachers' beliefs about, perceived competencies for, and reported use of scientific inquiry to promote students' learning "about" environmental issues and "for" environmental decision making and action. Data were collected through a questionnaire administered to a simple random sample of elementary…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Inquiry
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Bahk, C. Mo – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Narrative film is a multimodal, multisensual, and universal medium that has potential to reach and influence a wide range of people regarding environmental issues. The author conducted an experiment to explore the impact of film portrayals of deforestation among college students. One-hundred eighty-one undergraduate students were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Films
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Kumler, Lori M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Environmental education (EE) and social studies education share an interest in behavioral outcomes. This study compares behavioral outcomes--including both self-reported knowledge of actions and reported actions taken--in the context of a land use curriculum enacted in secondary science versus social studies classes with 500 students and nine…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Land Use, Social Studies, Secondary School Science
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