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Williams, Corrie Colvin; Chawla, Louise – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This paper explores experiences that remained salient in the memories of former participants in three nature-based programs in Colorado, five to forty years after childhood involvement. Interviews with program founders and staff, archival research, and observations of current activities provided an understanding of each program's history, mission…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Environmental Education, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes
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Chawla, Louise; Cushing, Debra Flanders – Environmental Education Research, 2007
This article reviews four bodies of research that shed light on how to promote active care for the environment in children and youth: research on sources of proenvironmental behavior, socialization for democratic skills and values, the development of a personal sense of competence, and the development of collective competence. The article begins…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Socialization, Democratic Values, Consciousness Raising
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Chawla, Louise – Environmental Education Research, 2006
This article reviews different research approaches to understanding the significant experiences that influence peoples environmental concern and behaviour, with an emphasis on identifying the strengths and weaknesses of existing studies. It also reviews relevant findings regarding the validity of autobiographical memory, as memory is the medium…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Conservation Education, Literature Reviews, Validity
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Chawla, Louise – Environmental Education Research, 2001
Presents a personal response to a set of critical commentaries on significant life experience research which formed a special issue of this journal and a symposium on the same subject at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2000). (Contains 29 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Life Events, Research
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Chawla, Louise – Environmental Education Research, 1998
Reviews selected research in the form of surveys, interviews, and questionnaires on environmental sensitivity. Explores personal accounts of the sources of individuals' environmental interests, concerns, and actions. Studies questions, methods, and results for qualitative comparison. (SJR)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences
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Chawla, Louise – Environmental Education Research, 1998
Reviews different research approaches to understand the significant experiences that influence people's environmental concerns and behaviors, with an emphasis on identifying the strengths and weaknesses of existing studies. Considers relevant findings regarding the validity of autobiographical memory because memory is the medium that selects and…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Higher Education