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Goussia-Rizou, Maria; Abeliotis, Konstadinos – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
A research survey regarding the status of environmental education (EE) in the secondary schools of Greece is presented. Closed-form questionnaires were used to survey the opinion of the District Heads of EE. The most important didactic problem reported is the lack of an integrated educational plan. The vast majority of the Heads also think that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Educational Planning, Secondary Schools
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Jacobus, Robert J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Environmental theology is a term generally used to describe physical-spiritual worldviews and associated ethics. It has been found that an operational definition or description for environmental theology is not readily available. The purpose of this report is to provide an accessible and objective overview of a topic of interest to environmental…
Descriptors: Theology, Ethics, Environmental Education
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Christenson, Mary A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
This article describes a yearlong, qualitative study that involved an action-inquiry group of 5 elementary school teachers who collaborated on the incorporation of a multiple perspectives approach to environmental issues into their teaching. The teachers used children's literature to discuss different perspectives on diverse viewpoints on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Thinking Skills
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Powers, Amy L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The Place-Based Education Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC) was formed to invest in the development of place-based education models of professional development and whole school improvement through more rigorous evaluation. An external evaluation team conducted a cross-program study, analyzing the effects of 4 place-based education programs on…
Descriptors: Program Development, Educational Change, Education, Program Evaluation
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Kruse, Cara K.; Card, Jaclyn A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
In this study, the authors examined the effects of a conservation education camp program offered through one zoo education department. The conservation education program included 4 levels of camps with increasing levels of animal husbandry. Campers rated their conservation knowledge, attitude, and behavior prior to, immediately after, and 1 month…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Recreational Facilities, Animal Husbandry, Conservation Education
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Bizerril, Marcelo X. A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
In this study, the author evaluated Brazilian students' environmental perceptions of Cerrado (savanna-like vegetation). The author administered tests of knowledge and perception of the Cerrado biome's wildlife to students of different social classes. The students (age range: 11-17 years) generally exhibited low identification with the region, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Biodiversity
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Smith-Sebasto, N. J.; Semrau, Heidi J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The authors present the findings of an evaluation of the residential environmental education program offered by the New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC). Sixth-grade students (n = 419) from a large, central New Jersey school district participated in a 4-day/3-night experience. The Children's Attitudes Toward the Environment Scale (L. M.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Conservation (Environment), Program Evaluation, Environmental Education
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Kowaltowski, Doris C. C. K.; Filho, Francisco Borges; Labaki, Lucila C.; Pina, Silvia A. Mikami G.; Bernardi, Nubia – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
This article presents specific teaching material for the primary school level that introduces basic concepts of environmental comfort. The authors developed 2 booklets to make children aware of the built environment. Following a postoccupancy evaluation of state schools in the city of Campinas, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the research team…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Environment, Instructional Materials
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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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Turner, Kate; Freedman, Bill – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The use of music in environmental education (EE) can help to inform students through ideas incorporated in musical lyrics, while also enhancing interest in environmental topics. Music can also enhance perceptions of the value of the natural world, especially when nature itself is recognized as being musical. This article discusses historical and…
Descriptors: Music, Humanities, Environmental Education, Aesthetics
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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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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
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Gruenewald, David A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
Drawing chiefly from Paul Shepard's (1982) "Nature and Madness" and David Abram's (1996) "The Spell of the Sensuous," this essay draws attention to two underlying foundations of educational thought: the process of human social development and the emergence of language and literacy. A reading of Shepard and Abram implies that the meaning of human…
Descriptors: Social Development, Environmental Education, Ecology, Conservation (Environment)
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Fleming, William – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
Volunteers monitor watershed health in more than 700 programs in the US, involving over 400,000 local stakeholders. New Mexico Watershed Watch is a student-based watershed monitoring program sponsored by the state's Department of Game and Fish which provides high school teachers and students with instruction on methods for water quality…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Agencies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Water Quality
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Culen, Gerald R.; Mony, Preethi R. S. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
This research study collected data on environmental literacy and was used among Florida 4-H youth participating in nonformal environmental education activities as part of their 4-H experience. Using "The Middle School Environmental Literacy Instrument" 4-H participants were tested on several variables, which appear to be important…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Environmental Education, Student Evaluation, Data Collection
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