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Ignell, Caroline; Davies, Peter; Lundholm, Cecilia – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article explores changes of environmental values and beliefs among secondary school business and economics students regarding government and market solutions to climate change. The quantitative study is longitudinal and a survey was administrated to students at two occasions including 212 participants in the first measurement. Results show a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Economics Education
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Clayton, Susan; Luebke, Jerry; Saunders, Carol; Matiasek, Jennifer; Grajal, Alejandro – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Societal response to climate change has been inadequate. A perception that the issue is both physically and temporally remote may reduce concern; concern may also be affected by the political polarization surrounding the issue in the USA. A feeling of connection to nature or to animals may increase personal relevance, and a supportive social…
Descriptors: Climate, Zoology, Recreational Facilities, Animals
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Laessoe, Jeppe; Feinstein, Noah Weeth; Blum, Nicole – Environmental Education Research, 2013
This essay examines the relationship between research and policy and, more specifically, how researchers might relate to policy work. Given the current international policy focus on climate change, green growth and sustainability in general, it argues for strengthening and widening policy research in the areas of Environmental Education (EE),…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods
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Fusco, Emily; Snider, Anthony; Luo, Shanhong – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Previous research has shown a reliable association between environmental education and environmentally responsible behavior (ERB). Research has also shown that aspects of religion were associated with ERB. However, the mechanisms of associations are unclear. This study builds on previous research addressing the relationship between student major,…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Predictor Variables
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Dijkstra, E. M.; Goedhart, M. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
This article describes the development and validation of the Attitudes towards Climate Change and Science Instrument. This 63-item questionnaire measures students' pro-environmental behaviour, their climate change knowledge and their attitudes towards school science, societal implications of science, scientists, a career in science and the urgency…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Climate, Validity, Student Attitudes
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Ojala, Maria – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Although many young people think climate change is an important societal issue, studies indicate that pessimism is quite common. Finding ways to instill hope could therefore be seen as vital. However, is hope positively related to engagement or is it only a sign of illusory optimism? The aim of the study was to explore if hope concerning climate…
Descriptors: Climate, Student Attitudes, Sustainable Development, Adolescents