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Bergman, Brenda Gail – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This study investigates whether consistent effects on students' environmental attitudes, awareness, and behavioral intentions could be discerned in an initiative that supports environmental education (EE) designed at the classroom level. Students of grades four, five, and seven participated in an assessment at the beginning and end of the school…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Student Attitudes, Intention, Student Behavior
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Pierce, Clayton – Environmental Education Research, 2015
This paper attempts to answer this question: what should ecoliteracy mean in a biocapitalist society? The author situates his analysis of this question within the general context of the neoliberal reconstruction of education in the US. Specifically, focus is given to the shared model of governmentality GE food industries and education policies…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Environmental Education, Critical Literacy, Models
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Li, Jie; Ernst, Julie – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Research exploring urban youths' value orientations toward the human-nature relationship was conducted with 59 students from a school in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) and 51 students from a school in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China). Quantitative findings suggest that the majority of participants in both groups shared a similar value orientation,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Values
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Shepardson, Daniel P.; Choi, Soyoung; Niyogi, Dev; Charusombat, Umarporn – Environmental Education Research, 2011
This constructivist study investigates 225 student drawings and explanations from three different schools in the midwest in the US, to identify seventh grade students' mental models of the greenhouse effect. Five distinct mental models were derived from an inductive analysis of the content of the students' drawings and explanations: Model 1, a…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Heat, Grade 7, Climate
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Shepardson, Daniel P.; Niyogi, Dev; Choi, Soyoung; Charusombat, Umarporn – Environmental Education Research, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate seventh grade students' conceptions of global warming and climate change. The study was descriptive in nature and involved the collection of qualitative data from 91 seventh grade students from three different schools in the Midwest, USA. An open response and draw and explain assessment instrument was…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Climate, Student Attitudes, Concept Formation
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Kushmerick, Ann; Young, Lindsay; Stein, Susan E. – Environmental Education Research, 2007
Over the past three decades, the environmental justice movement has developed out of growing concern about unequal distribution of environmental harm and unequal access to environmental resources. The mainstream environmental movement has been criticized for failing to address adequately environmental justice issues. Several scholars have claimed…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Content Analysis, Environmental Education, Justice
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Tuncer, Gaye; Ertepinar, Hamide; Tekkaya, Ceren; Sungur, Semra – Environmental Education Research, 2005
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of school type (private and public) and gender on sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth grade students' attitudes toward the environment. A total of 1497 students (n = 765 girls; n = 715 boys; and n = 17 gender not provided) attending public (n = 603) and private schools (n = 892) located in Ankara…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Questionnaires, Early Adolescents
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Banks, Debra L.; Elser,Monica; Saltz, Charlene – Environmental Education Research, 2005
The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) project includes training elementary and secondary teachers. This training component, Ecology Explorers (EE), prepares teachers in grades 4 through 12 to teach about ecological principles and processes. The EE pedagogy employs scientific inquiry and data collection protocols.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Scientific Methodology, Elementary Secondary Education