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Hestness, Emily; McGinnis, J. Randy; Breslyn, Wayne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This case study applied sociocultural theory to examine the climate change ideas communicated by one group of middle school students (N = 39) in a suburban community on the U.S. East Coast. We investigated the ways in which students' participation in the sociocultural activities of their varied communities appeared to inform their understandings…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Climate
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Mullenbach, Lauren E.; Andrejewski, Rob G.; Mowen, Andrew J. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Connecting to nature and spending time outdoors as children have been indicated as predictors of environmentally responsible behavior. This study examined whether a residential outdoor environmental education (ROEE) program contributed to the development of children's connection to nature and their attitudes and involvement in spending time…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Resident Camp Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Bruni, Coral M.; Winter, Patricia L.; Schultz, P. Wesley; Omoto, Allen M.; Tabanico, Jennifer J. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
People in industrialized countries may be losing their connection with nature. The Get to Know Program (Get to Know) is a multi-faceted program aimed at encouraging direct connection with nature through a variety of activities (observations of wildlife, hiking, creative arts, and special events), specifically among youth. Three studies assessed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Youth Programs
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Izadpanahi, Parisa; Elkadi, Hisham; Tucker, Richard – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study aims to determine if primary school children's environmental attitudes can be predicted by whether their school had been designed or adapted for sustainability. A New Ecological Paradigm ("NEP") scale for children was adopted to measure attitudes, with supplementary questions added to align this scale to the Australian context…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Stokas, Dimitrios; Strezou, Elena; Malandrakis, George; Papadopoulou, Penelope – Environmental Education Research, 2017
In the present study, we explore aspects of Greek primary school children's representations about the urban environment through the use of drawings and their relation to sustainability. For that purpose, 104 children, aged 9-12 (4th and 6th grades), were asked to make two drawings of their town: one as it is now and another as they would like it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Urban Areas, Freehand Drawing
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Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha; Reilly, Rosemary C. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This paper examines the potential of culturally-responsive environmental education to engage immigrant early adolescents. Our study suggests that environmental involvement can become a means and an end for children to bridge their school and home in agential ways. Drawing from a multi-phase study involving focus groups with children, parents, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Environmental Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Dentzau, Michael W.; Martínez, Alejandro José Gallard – Environmental Education Research, 2016
A drawing assessment to gauge changes in fourth grade students' understanding of the essential components of the longleaf pine ecosystem was developed to support an out-of-school environmental education program. Pre- and post-attendance drawings were scored with a rubric that was determined to have content validity and reliability among users. In…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education, Ecology
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Olsson, D.; Gericke, N.; Chang Rundgren, S.-N. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
During the past decade, numerous schools in Sweden have implemented education for sustainable development (ESD) as an explicit guiding approach in teaching. In this paper, we investigate the effect of this approach in comparison with that of pupils taught in ordinary schools. Accordingly, we introduce the concept of sustainability consciousness to…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Program Implementation, Compulsory Education, Sustainability
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Dieser, Olivia; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
In line with previous studies, where outdoor nature experience was shown to support adolescents' environmental knowledge, our study monitored the influence of a hands-on environmental programme within a National Park on cognitive knowledge achievement. A sample of 4th and 5th graders (n = 289) completed a week-long outreach conservation programme…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Parks, Outdoor Education
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Baur, Armin; Haase, Hans-Martin – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Until now, many efforts in the area of environmental education, intended to instill consciously responsible behaviour into the general public in Germany, have failed. Several of the available intervention studies aimed at improving environmental behaviour of pupils with classroom tuition were able to show positive results, but there were often…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Student Behavior, Foreign Countries