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Gould, Rachelle K.; Ardoin, Nicole M.; Thomsen, Jennifer M.; Wyman Roth, Noelle – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Decades of research emphasize that information alone rarely influences environmental behavior. We addressed the question of, "what, then, does influence environmental behavior?" by asking more specifically: what factors mediate the relationship between learning about environmentally related issues and engaging in environmentally related…
Descriptors: Correlation, Environmental Education, Leisure Time, Case Studies
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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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Lloro-Bidart, Teresa – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This article invokes a neoliberal and disciplinary governmentality lens in a political ecology of education framework to analyze educational programming at Long Beach, California's Aquarium of the Pacific. I begin by briefly describing governmentality as Foucault and neo-Foucauldian scholars have theorized the concept, followed by a discussion of…
Descriptors: Food, Sustainability, Neoliberalism, Marine Education
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Yamashita, Lina; Hayes, Kathryn; Trexler, Cary J. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
In response to the increasing recognition of the need for sustainable food systems, research on students' and educators' knowledge of food systems and sustainability more broadly has grown but has generally focused on what people "fail" to understand. Moving away from this deficit approach, the present study used semi-structured…
Descriptors: Food, Sustainability, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Ardoin, Nicole M.; DiGiano, Maria L.; O'Connor, Kathleen; Podkul, Timothy E. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Trust, a relational phenomenon that is an important building block of interpersonal relationships and within society, can also be an intermediary outcome of field-based environmental education programs. Trust creates a foundation for collaboration and decision-making, which are core to many ultimate outcomes of environmental education. Yet,…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Environmental Education, Residential Programs, Social Networks
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Román, Diego; Busch, K. C. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Middle school students are learning about climate change in large part through textbooks used in their classes. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how the language employed in these materials frames this topic. To this end, we used systemic functional analysis to study the language of the chapters related to climate change in four sixth grade…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Climate, Textbooks, Discourse Analysis
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Kopczak, Charles; Kisiel, James F.; Rowe, Shawn – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Research has demonstrated that conversations among museum, aquarium, and zoo visitors can be a clear indication of active learning, engagement, and participation in scientific reasoning. This descriptive study sought to determine the extent of talk about ecology-related topics exhibited by family groups visiting marine touch tanks at four Pacific…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Recreational Facilities, Ecology
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Paperson, La – Environmental Education Research, 2014
A ghetto land pedagogy begins with two axioms that align it with land education more broadly, and that distinguish it from the general umbrella of environmental education. First, ghetto colonialism is a specialization of settler colonialism. Second, land justice requires decolonization, not just environmental justice. A ghetto land pedagogy thus…
Descriptors: Cartography, Land Settlement, Foreign Policy, Ghettos
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Ardoin, Nicole M.; Clark, Charlotte; Kelsey, Elin – Environmental Education Research, 2013
This article describes future trends in environmental education (EE) research based on a mixed-methods study where data were collected through a content analysis of peer-reviewed articles published in EE journals between 2005 and 2010; interviews with experts engaged in EE research and sustainability-related fields; surveys with current EE…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Trend Analysis, Content Analysis
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Evans, Emily; Ching, Cynthia Carter; Ballard, Heidi L. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
In the following case study, we examine the interplay between self-perception, environmental perception, and the interests and practice of volunteer trail guides who were recruited to provide educational services for visitors to a natural reserve in Northern California. Through semi-structured interviews with 15 guides and observations of training…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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Ardoin, Nicole M.; Schuh, Janel S.; Gould, Rachelle K. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Themes of place, situatedness, and locale are increasingly prominent in environmental education literature and practice. Sense-of-place research, which considers how people connect with places and the influence of those connections on engagement with the environment, may have important implications for environmental education. Prior place studies…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Environmental Education, Models, Structural Equation Models
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Krasny, Marianne E.; Tidball, Keith G. – Environmental Education Research, 2009
A growing body of literature on community gardening, watershed restoration, and similar "civic ecology" practices suggests avenues for integrating social and ecological outcomes in urban natural resources management. In this paper, we argue that an environmental education programme in which learning is situated in civic ecology practices…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Education, Citizenship Education, Educational Objectives