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Clayton, Susan; Bexell, Sarah M.; Xu, Ping; Tang, Ya Fei; Li, Wen Jing; Chen, Li – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This research investigated environmental literacy and nature experience among 1433 children and adults in Chengdu, China. Utilizing a standard measure of environmental literacy modified to be culture- and age-appropriate, we found almost universal agreement that nature should be protected. Although our results showed that older groups were less…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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Witoszek, Nina – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The article compares how the UN-initiated education for sustainable development (ESD) has fared in three seemingly dissimilar countries: Norway, a wealthy, 'post-materialist' liberal democracy, Ghana, a developing democratic country, and China, a fast catching-up, centrally-steered economy. The study--based on an analysis of national ESD…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies
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Chang, David – Environmental Education Research, 2017
An efficacious response to the ecological crisis requires a thorough examination of our material entitlements and a willingness to reduce our ecological impact by diminishing current levels of consumption. Drawing on the example of air pollution in China, I present a case for the reduction of consumption and impact as a worthy outcome of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Place Based Education, Pollution, Foreign Countries
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Yang, Xi; Chen, Jin – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Botanical gardens (BGs) are important agencies that enhance human knowledge and attitude towards flora conservation. By following free-choice learning model, we developed a "Discovery map" and distributed the map to visitors at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in Yunnan, China. Visitors, who did and did not receive discovery…
Descriptors: Maps, Learning Processes, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Efird, Rob – Environmental Education Research, 2015
In 2003, China's Ministry of Education mandated environmental education in all subjects at all levels in Chinese public schools and explicitly encouraged teachers to engage their students in hands-on learning in their local communities. However, a number of obstacles--including an intense preoccupation with test scores and student safety--make…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Community Education, Museums
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Li, Danqing; Chen, Jin – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Determining the factors that influence young adults' engagement in environmental action is critical to further developing their active and important participation in environmental issues. In this paper, we designed two studies to identify life experiences of Chinese college students that foster environmental action. In Study 1, we used an…
Descriptors: Asians, College Students, Social Action, Questionnaires
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Feinstein, Noah Weeth; Laessoe, Jeppe; Blum, Nicole; Chambers, Dianne – Environmental Education Research, 2013
In 2009, a think tank called the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes (IALEI) announced the results of a study entitled Climate Change and Sustainable Development: The Response from Education. Intended for a policy audience, the study offered a glimpse into the status of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and an early…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Climate, Environmental Education, Context Effect
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Huang, Shihping Kevin; Wang, Yu-Lin – Environmental Education Research, 2013
This study investigates differences between business schools in different institutional settings, using top-ranked Chinese and US business schools as the bases of analysis. To assess the divergent educational approaches, this study investigates the (1) number of sustainability-related courses per school, (2) design and arrangement of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design
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Sternang, Li; Lundholm, Cecilia – Environmental Education Research, 2012
The tensions between environmental protection and economic growth are critical to future well-being, and it is therefore important to understand how young people conceptualize these tensions. The aim of the present study is to explore students' solutions to the dilemma of economic development and mitigating climate change, with regard to societal…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Climate
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Feng, Ling – Environmental Education Research, 2012
That the value of interdisciplinarity in sustainability education is largely taken for granted reflects widely held views about the inherent complexity and uncertainty of sustainability issues and the need for holistic responses to them. Although there is an extensive literature on interdisciplinarity, there has been relatively little…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sustainable Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Stimpson, Philip; Kwan, Francis Wong Bing – Environmental Education Research, 2001
Studies environmental education in southern China with regard to factors that have determined the nature of environmental curricula in secondary schools. Describes the nature and curriculum history of environmental education in Guangzhou. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Global Education
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Kwan, Tammy Yim-Lin; Lidstone, John – Environmental Education Research, 1998
Describes the processes whereby environmental policies are created and disseminated in China and points to some of the issues facing western educators who wish to work with Chinese colleagues in advancing global sustainability. (Author/PVD)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Huckle, John – Environmental Education Research, 1995
Uses video extracts about environment and development issues in China to explore how television can best be used with interactive teaching techniques to further the aims of a critical education which promotes sustainable development. Introduces some of the central concepts of media education and describes classroom activities borrowed and adapted…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education