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Alkaher, Iris; Avissar, Ilana – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study focuses on the impact of a sustainability leadership development program (SLDP) designed to develop staff members as leaders who encourage sustainability practices within institutions of higher education (IHE). Using the framework of community of practice (CoP), we explored the program's contribution by interviewing 16 staff members who…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Program Evaluation
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Levy, Anat; Orion, Nir; Leshem, Yossi – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study focuses on understanding the factors that encourage adults' environmental behavior. This mixed approach methodology study used 10 Likert type questionnaires to collect data about nine cognitive and affective components that might influence environmental behavior. The qualitative data was collected through open questions and interviews.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Predictor Variables, Adults, Mixed Methods Research
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Mintz, Keren; Tal, Tali – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This research investigates the ways in which undergraduate courses dealing with the environment address sustainable development (SD), and contribute to the development of sustainability learning outcomes (SLO). The participants in the study were 13 instructors, and 360 students who were enrolled in 13 courses that addressed the environment in a…
Descriptors: Course Content, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Alkaher, Iris; Goldman, Daphne – Environmental Education Research, 2018
One aspect of the increasing position of sustainability in higher education is establishment of distinct interdisciplinary environment-oriented programs. The point-of-departure of this study is differentiation between teaching- and non-teaching-oriented students, in view of their different respective professional roles in society. The motives and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elective Courses, Course Selection (Students), Knowledge Level
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Gan, Dafna; Gal, Adiv – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Self-efficacy is a parameter capable of predicting change in teacher behavior. We designed a questionnaire to investigate self-efficacy for promoting Education for Sustainability (EfS), which includes pro-environmental behaviors and environmental attitudes, to answer the question: "What characteristics of self-efficacy for promoting EfS among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Self Efficacy
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Granit-Dgani, Dafna; Kaplan, Avi; Flum, Hanoch – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This article reports on the development of a theory-informed assessment instrument for use in evaluating environmental education programs. The instrument involves coding learners' brief reflective writing on five established educational and social psychological constructs that correspond to five important goals of environmental education:…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Formative Evaluation, Coding, Writing (Composition)
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Tal, Tali; Peled, Einat – Environmental Education Research, 2017
In this study, our aim was to understand how environmental education has been implemented in Israeli elementary schools. We selected ten schools that had implemented Education for Sustainability programs and analyzed their mission statements and curriculum documents. We observed each school's activities and interviewed teachers. Our analysis shows…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Curriculum Development
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Portman, Michelle E.; Teff-Seker, Yael – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Despite the potential environmental impact of urban planning, there is little research on Environmental Education (EE) in the context of urban planning curricula. This study follows graduate planning students' learning experience during group projects assigned as part of a planning course at the Technion--Israel Institute of Technology. These…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Graduate Students, Environmental Education, Service Learning
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Goldman, Daphne; Pe'er, Sara; Yavetz, Bela – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Youth-movements in Israel are non-formal organizations that educate for social and political involvement and provide a broad platform for youth involvement in the community. This study explored the question: does the social activism of adolescents who both elect for membership in youth movements and a leadership role of instructing younger members…
Descriptors: Activism, Literacy, Self Efficacy, Environment
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Carmi, Nurit; Arnon, Sara; Orion, Nir – Environmental Education Research, 2015
The domain of environmental protection is comprised from many sub-domains as recycling, conserving water, or reducing the consumption of energy. The attitude-behavior gap is partly explained by the gap between the specificity levels of the particular measured behavior and of its antecedent(s). The present study aimed at assessing the effects of…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Intention
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Arnon, Sara; Orion, Nir; Carmi, Nurit – Environmental Education Research, 2015
The recognition of the key role and moral responsibility of higher education institutions (HEIs) in cultivating the environmental literacy (EL) of their students is growing globally. The current research examined the contribution of HEIs to their students' EL by focusing on an Israeli college as a case-study. A survey was conducted among a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility, College Role, Conservation (Environment)
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Gottlieb, Dan; Vigoda-Gadot, Eran; Haim, Abraham – Environmental Education Research, 2013
The aim of the current study is to explore whether the ecological footprint is an appropriate tool for encouraging ecological behaviors in students. In the quasi-experimental research that we conducted, four classes from one of the public high schools in the city of Haifa ("N"?=?130) participated in an environmental education (EE)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecological Factors, Conservation (Environment), Student Behavior
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Carmi, Nurit – Environmental Education Research, 2013
Almost any pro-environmental behavior arouses a temporal conflict, as protecting long-term interests requires the sacrifice of short-term ones. Similarly, many health promoting behaviors may involve present discomfort for the sake of future well-being. In both contexts, health or environmental, developed future orientation (FO) is required to…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Social Responsibility, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Alkaher, Iris; Tal, Tali – Environmental Education Research, 2011
Socio-environmental projects involving Arab and Jewish youth in Israel are uncommon. In this study, we interviewed 16 adult leaders of two projects that were carried out in the Galilee in northern Israel, to better understand the views of the leaders and their motives. The two projects focused on mutual environmental issues and dealt with social,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Jews, Environmental Education, Arabs
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Yavetz, Bela; Goldman, Daphne; Pe'er, Sara – Environmental Education Research, 2009
The adequate preparation of teacher education students in environmental education is a prerequisite for their future ability to design and implement effective environmental education. This longitudinal study compared the environmental literacy of 214 students at the onset and towards the end of their studies, in three academic colleges of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes
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