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Barraza, Laura; Duque-Aristizabal, Ana M.; Rebolledo, Geisha – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Details a seminar held at King's College in London in March, 2001. Presents a reading and reflection upon two major aspects of the discussion, the meanings of environmental education and education for sustainable development in different cultures and contexts. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Reid, Alan D.; Nikel, Jutta – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Explores the notion that a review communicates a research program and how it might extend and disrupt readings of Rickinson's (2001) review of the evidence base for environmental education learning. Investigates, through a series of notes and queries using Lakatos's ideas, the production and possibilities of the review rather than the findings.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Sauve, Lucie; Berryman, Tom – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Bases review of Rickinson's report on three broad questions: (1) What is his posture while reviewing what he calls the "evidence base" derived from empirical studies?; (2) Could there be another story to write from the same base; and (3) What other avenues of research could be explored? Identifies the main aspects of Rickinson's referential…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Marcinkowski, Tom – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Research literature in environmental education has grown in volume and diverse directions over the past three decades, and the task of reviewing or synthesizing it is difficult and problematic. Suggests that this task is better undertaken by teams of researchers rather than one individual working alone. Makes recommendations for future reviews and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Dillon, Justin – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Responds to Rickinson's (2001) review of empirical studies of learners and learning in environmental education. Suggests it is only partially successful in achieving what it sets out to do. Makes two major criticisms: (1) the review does not examine learning theories underlying the research; and (2) it ignores a large body of relevant work in…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Hart, Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Reflects upon the work of reviewing environmental education research as an instance of interpretation and representation of educational knowledge. Suggests that it is useful to rethink the review process as a means of constructing social meaning within politicized areas that are subject to conflicting ideological and epistemological commitments…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Rickinson, Mark – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Reflects upon the experience of undertaking a review of learners and learning in environmental education (Rickinson, 2001). Explores some of the challenges involved in reviewing, synthesizing, and communicating research evidence. Considers three processes that proved problematic: (1) critiquing research evidence; (2) synthesizing research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Lavery, Alastair H.; Smyth, John C. – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Discusses the part played by the political system and the international context in attempts to promote environmental education in Scotland. Analysis shows a complex and largely negative interaction with political and administrative systems regarding formal education. Concludes that the influence of international events was generally marginal but…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Walker, Kim; Loughland, Tony – Environmental Education Research, 2003
Reports on a study that emerged from a concern that despite 20 years of theorizing about the practice of environmental education in Australian schools, it continues to be marginalized in the curriculum. Provides data on these understandings and reports study outcomes with regard to partner groups. (Contains 25 references.) (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Bowers, C. A. – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Addresses three issues: (1) the nature and importance of an eco-justice pedagogy; (2) how an eco-justice pedagogy differs from the recommendations of critical pedagogy theorists; and (3) the reforms that need to be undertaken in teacher education in order for teachers to balance critical inquiry with helping students recognize and participate in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Science and Society, Science Education
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Lijmbach, Susanne; Margadant-Van Arcken, Marjan; Van Koppen, C. S. A. (Kris); Wals, Arjen E. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Describes a multidisciplinary action research project to develop a theoretical framework and four exemplary teaching modules for elementary and secondary school that promote a pluralistic view on nature. Presents the theoretical framework that was developed during the project. Describes the teaching modules and delineates one of the modules.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Fien, John; Scott, William; Tilbury, Daniella – Environmental Education Research, 2001
Presents an analysis of the lessons for program design and management that were distilled from a recent evaluation of the Worldwide Fund for Nature's (WWF) global educational programs. Clarifies and documents the contribution that education is making to the achievement of the conservation goals of the organization. (Contains 24 references.)…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Program Evaluation
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Payne, Phillip – Environmental Education Research, 2001
Describes how issues pertaining to personal identity might be understood both conceptually and empirically. Emphasizes how the postmodern phenomenon of identity seeking in a steadfastly consumer culture is relevant to unresolved questions about critical aspirations of environmental education. Concludes with recommendations for research,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Kyburz-Graber, Regula; Robottom, Ian – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Presents an account of the Environment and School Initiatives (ENSI) project. Outlines the philosophical basis of the project and explores case studies. Discusses some of the current issues in the field. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Chawla, Louise – Environmental Education Research, 1998
Reviews selected research in the form of surveys, interviews, and questionnaires on environmental sensitivity. Explores personal accounts of the sources of individuals' environmental interests, concerns, and actions. Studies questions, methods, and results for qualitative comparison. (SJR)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences
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