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Cappella, Elise; Hwang, Sophia H. J.; Kieffer, Michael J.; Yates, Miranda – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Given the potential of afterschool programs to support youth in urban, low-income communities, we examined the role of afterschool classroom ecology in the academic outcomes of Latino and African American youth with and without social-behavioral risk. Using multireporter methods and multilevel analysis, we find that positive classroom ecology…
Descriptors: Urban Programs, After School Programs, Hispanic American Students, African American Students
Ronfeldt, Leo Leonard – 1969
The purpose of this study was to determine those environmental understandings important for inclusion in the elementary school curriculum and basic to the knowledge of the urban environment. A survey instrument was developed for this study which presented 104 understandings in the general areas of air, land use, man-made resources, water, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Scientific Concepts
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Pool, Richard F.; Turner, Gregory D.; Böttger, S. Anne – American Biology Teacher, 2013
In recent years the need for ecological literacy and problem solving has increased, but there is no evidence that this need is reflected by increased ecology coverage at institutions of higher education (IHE) across the United States. Because introductory biology courses may serve to direct student interest toward particular biological categories…
Descriptors: Course Content, Comparative Analysis, Ecology, Introductory Courses
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Smith, David A. – American Mathematical Monthly, 1979
A course in mathematical model-building is described. Suggested modeling projects include: urban problems, biology and ecology, economics, psychology, games and gaming, cosmology, medicine, history, computer science, energy, and music. (MK)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Higher Education
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Camper, Bradley M., Jr.; Hickman, Gregory P.; Jaeckle, Tina F. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2019
The dropout social problem has been the focus of researchers, business and community leaders, and school staffs for decades. Despite possessing significant academic high school capabilities, some gifted students drop out of school. The research problem for this study includes how and why former gifted urban high school students chose to drop out.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Dropouts, Urban Schools, High School Students
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Seiki, Sumer; Gray, Pennie L. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2020
This article describes the ways transformative curriculum making led to the creation of an immersive urban classroom ecosystem installation in a second-grade classroom. Both teachers and students engaged in science-based learning experiences through this immersive installation. Students' sensory learning experiences yielded a robust ecological…
Descriptors: Ecology, Urban Schools, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Science
Yuster, Leigh C., Ed.; And Others – 1989
This publication is a compilation of environmental information and resources for the year 1988. The first section details the coverage and use of this volume. Section 2 contains a review of events in 1988; a chronology of events; a status report produced for Congress; three articles on environmental issues including global change, pesticides, and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education
Sheaffer, Sheila J., Comp. – 1970
This bibliography is intended for students and laymen who wish to gain information about environmental problems facing the world today and consists of more than 250 descriptive annotations of primarily nontechnical materials. Entries are listed once, alphabetically by author, in one of the following broad subject areas: General Books on…
Descriptors: American Studies, Annotated Bibliographies, Conservation Education, Depleted Resources
MOSAIC, 1976
Recent studies indicate that industries desire college graduates who are able to perform scientific technical skills. As a result, colleges are attempting to produce graduates with a hybrid course of study emphasizing skills and traditional theories. Programs in chemistry, ecology, urban planning, and science technology have been developed…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Educational Change, Educational Programs, Engineering Technicians
Courreges, Eugenie; Scudder, Elizabeth – 1976
This guide was developed for teachers to use in helping students understand components of the urban ecosystem. The guide is based on sequentially arranged performance objectives for each concept. Organization of the guide includes activities designed to link the urban units with the forest ecology unit which overlap in concepts and philosophy. A…
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials
Jankens, Adrienne – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This dissertation describes and analyzes the work of a semester-long teacher research study of inquiry-based and reflective teaching and learning strategies and their impact on students' preparation for future learning. I explore relevant scholarship on knowledge transfer, classroom ecologies, and student agency to set the stage for a discussion…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Reflective Teaching, Learning Strategies
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Fail, Joseph, Jr. – American Biology Teacher, 1995
Discusses the teaching of ecology and environmental education in urban environments by using field trips to city parks, airports, nuclear power plants, water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, incinerators, foundries, and forests. (MKR)
Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Environmental Education, Field Trips
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Anderson, Laurel J.; Dosch, Jerald J.; Lindquist, Erin S.; McCay, Timothy S.; Machado, Jose-Luis; Kuers, Karen; Gartner, Tracy B.; Shea, Kathleen L.; Mankiewicz, Carol; Rodgers, Vikki L.; Saunders, Patricia A.; Urban, Rebecca A.; Kilgore, Jason S.; Powell, Amanda S.; Ramage, Benjamin S.; Steinweg, J. Megan; Straub, Jacob N.; Bunnell, Sarah L.; Witkovsky-Eldred, Marissa – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2020
Multisite, course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) in the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) were assessed for impacts on student learning of collaborative science skills using a survey that could serve as a starting point for a validated assessment instrument for multisite CUREs. Pretests/posttests were administered…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Cooperation, Science Process Skills
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Baker, Megina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Professional development for early childhood educators (ECE PD) is an essential component of supporting a professional early childhood workforce. Yet research on ECE PD frequently centers on narrow fidelity data, while teachers' individual voices and teaching contexts are only rarely considered in order to understand teacher experiences with PD…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Urban Schools, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Hoover, Katherine Street – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2021
As societies search for ways to deal with increasing environmental issues due to human impacts, the urgency increases for public schools to produce graduates who are environmentally literate and thus equipped to deal with the environmental issues that will face upcoming generations. This research presents a case study that examines the impact of a…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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