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Sellmann, Daniela; Beckmann, Valerie; Panzlaff, Sarah; Menzel, Susanne – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Zoo educators are important communicators of the targets in education for sustainable development and therefore carry great responsibility for global environmental change. However, German zoo educators form a heterogeneous group, many of them working in non-permanent job positions and facing multiple challenges at work. Applying the job…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Animals, Sustainable Development, Work Environment
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Aarnio-Linnanvuori, Essi – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Environmental responsibility can be collective or individual. In environmental education, private-sphere responsibility is often promoted. However, emphasising individual pro-environmental behaviour may cause problems, such as feelings of guilt and powerlessness, a focus on ineffective activities, and gendered responsibility. In this article, I…
Descriptors: Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Social Responsibility, Environmental Education
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Hayes, Kathryn N.; Wheaton, Mele; Tucker, Deborah – Environmental Education Research, 2019
The environmental education (EE) field has encountered persistent challenges in fostering the integration of EE practices in public schools, a challenge that may be addressed through integration of EE with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in the United States. In addition to the potential for fostering EE, the integration of EE and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Faculty Development
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Håkansson, Michael; Kronlid, David O. Olof; Östman, Leif – Environmental Education Research, 2019
By means of a narrative research synthesis, the aim of this article is to explore how the political dimension can or should be staged as a teaching and learning content in education for sustainable development (ESD). The study is limited to research literature dealing with the political dimension in relation to the phenomenon of conflict. Three…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Politics, Teaching Methods
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Aedo, María Paz; Peredo, Santiago; Schaeffer, Colombina – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Adult education in political ecology entails critically and constructively observing the interactions among the actors involved in socioecological conflicts at global and local scales. This definition invites transcending environmental education and education for sustainability's frontiers, examining the ontology, or the 'place', from where actors…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Politics of Education, Ecology, Transformative Learning
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Lowan-Trudeau, Gregory – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Educators who introduce critical socio-ecological issues into learning contexts often experience formidable internal and external challenges. This is especially true when intersecting Indigenous and environmental issues are involved. Compounding such difficulties in Canada is an inadequate level of pre-service, curricular, resource, and research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Conservation (Environment), Culturally Relevant Education
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Mickelsson, Martin; Kronlid, David O.; Lotz-Sisitka, Heila – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article aims to introduce a view of scaling as a learning process. In the article we discuss the concept of 'scaling up' or 'scaling' of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) activities on the basis of how 'scaling up' ESD is highlighted in the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD. Drawing on a Deweyan theory of learning as…
Descriptors: Scaling, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Learning Processes
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Gupta, Rupanwita; Fraser, John; Shane-Simpson, Christina; Danoff-Burg, Sharon; Ardalan, Nezam – Environmental Education Research, 2019
After decades of growth in environmental education (EE) in the US, the number of practitioners in the field remains unknown. A national study was conducted to estimate the field's size through an online consumer survey panel stratified by race, ethnicity, and geographic region representing the US adult population. In addition to demographic data,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Faculty Development, Professional Identity, Compensation (Remuneration)
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Marcinkowski, Tom; Reid, Alan – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Since the early days of the field, attitude-behavior (A-B) relationships have received sustained attention in the evaluation and researching of environmental education (EE). This level of interest extends beyond the field's scope though, in part due to a certain reliance on theoretical and empirical assertions which claim that attitudes serve as a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Attitudes, Behavior, Correlation
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Bessant, Sophie E. F.; Robinson, Zoe P. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper explores one key aspect of marketisation in English universities, the quality-related research funding (QR) system, which central government in the United Kingdom uses to allocate funds to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), based on a system of reviewing and rating the 'quality' of research at different HEIs. Specifically, it focuses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Commercialization
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Mogren, Anna; Gericke, Niklas; Scherp, Hans-Åke – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This study applies a model of school organisation developed by one of the authors to investigate school improvement processes leading to a whole school approach in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) literature. The model is operationalized to a survey instrument and distributed to Swedish upper secondary teachers. The instrument provides…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, School Administration, Educational Improvement
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Sutoris, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article argues that the mission of Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) is inherently political and that, by not acknowledging this, ESE interventions risk becoming part of the problem of sustainability rather than the solution. The article offers a theoretical framework for thinking about the (de)politicising effects of ESE…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Singer-Brodowski, Mandy; Brock, Antje; Etzkorn, Nadine; Otte, Insa – Environmental Education Research, 2019
In Germany, the implementation of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for sustainable development (ESD) 2015-2019 aims to implement ESD more profoundly within the structures of Germany's educational system. In this context, a national monitoring has been set up in order to analyze the extent and quality of ESD implementation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Early Childhood Education
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Håkansson, Michael; Östman, Leif – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article departures from the understanding of environmental sustainable education (ESE) as a political project that consists of dissonant and conflicting voices. The aim of the article is to understand how affection, i.e. bodily sensations, transform into political emotions in teaching and learning settings. The article offers a philosophical…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Citizenship
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Shephard, Kerry; Rieckmann, Marco; Barth, Matthias – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Education for sustainable development (ESD) and higher education for sustainable development (HESD) are complex, multidisciplinary fields of enquiry, drawing on concepts and terms from different disciplines and languages. Although the fields are advancing in their acceptability within educational systems worldwide, they are currently struggling to…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Educational Philosophy, Environmental Education, Educational Objectives
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