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Smith, William – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This qualitative study used a deep ecology lens and the New Environmental Paradigm to investigate anthropocentrism and ecocentrism in 30 secondary school environment club students from three schools in Victoria, Australia. The work repositions the deep ecology philosophy as a posthumanist/relational ideology, providing novel perspectives based on…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Consumer Education, Foreign Countries
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Mbah, Marcellus – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Against the backdrop of Africa's quest for development, there have been emerging demands for its universities to do more in contributing to development drives beyond their immediate sphere of operation. Drawing on an instrumental case study within an African community, this article heartens a reconsideration of African universities' community…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, School Community Relationship, Universities, Case Studies
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Briggs, Lilly; Krasny, Marianne; Stedman, Richard C. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Youth development (YD) is receiving increased attention in environmental education (EE), yet faces critiques including lack of attention to cultural competency and structural barriers. We explore YD outcomes of the EE program "Women, Agroecology, and Leadership for Conservation," which engages young Q'eqchi' Maya women in Guatemala in…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations, Females, American Indians
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Malandrakis, George; Papadopoulou, Penelope; Gavrilakis, Costas; Mogias, Athanasios – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
A scale was developed to assess primary school Teachers' Self-Efficacy on Education for Sustainable Development (TSESESD). It includes four domains of competences: values and ethics, systems thinking, emotions and feelings, and actions. The scale development is consistent with key principles of educational and social psychology research. Nine…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Sustainable Development, Values
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Zylstra, Matthew; Esler, Karen; Knight, Andrew; Le Grange, Lesley – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
The concept of "connectedness with nature" is increasingly used in environmental and sustainability discourse. However, this construct has also been critiqued and proponents charged with harboring an ambivalence that paradoxically reinforces a sense of separation from "nature". We respond to one critique by demonstrating that…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Attitudes, Ecology, Sustainability
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Tan, Esther; So, Hyo-Jeong – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This article examined the role of environmental interaction in interdisciplinary thinking and the use of different knowledge resource types. The case study was conducted with two classes (N = 40) of 8th-grade students, ages 13 to 14. The outdoor trail aimed to help students synthesize history, geography, and science knowledge. Two groups'…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interaction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education
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Christie, Belinda; Waller, Vivienne – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Communities need to engage in initiatives that tackle environmental sustainability issues. However, the lessons communities learn from these initiatives may go far beyond the initial local project. This article presents findings from an empirical study investigating the experiences of 38 residents who began participating in on-site composting in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Informal Education, Housing, Environmental Education
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Nche, George C.; Achunike, Hilary C.; Okoli, Anuli B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Studies have acknowledged children not as climate change victims only, but also as climate change actors. However, only a few have addressed the preparatory stages of children as climate change actors. However, the few studies that addressed these preparatory stages gave attention only to the roles of schools and government agencies without…
Descriptors: Climate, Change Agents, Parenting Skills, Child Rearing
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Rousell, David; Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Amy – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This article develops the concept of the "parental milieu" as a theoretical tool for biosocial research in environmental education and the emerging field of critical life studies. Using the concept of milieu as a catalyst for theoretical inquiry, we map several movements and variations of the term through the 20th century works of von…
Descriptors: Animals, Child Rearing, Critical Theory, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Bernstein, Jennifer; Szuster, Brian W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Researchers have long aimed to quantify environmental attitudes, subsequently incorporating them into more comprehensive models of values, attitudes, and behaviors. However, many metrics, notably the New Environmental Paradigm scale, conflate a situated, incomplete set of environmental attitudes with pro-environmental worldviews generally.…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), World Views, Public Opinion, Natural Resources
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Staples, Ami Flowers; Larson, Lincoln R.; Worsley, Ti'Era; Green, Gary T.; Carroll, John P. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
This study used a combination of surveys and drawing-based metrics to evaluate whether integration of art-based activities into EE camp programing could enhance environmental orientations of diverse youth ages 6-12 (n = 285) in Athens, GA, USA. Compared to a control group, art-based EE had a positive effect on children's eco-awareness and…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Conservation (Environment), Consciousness Raising, Environmental Education
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Yi, Xiaoming – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Drawing from contemporary Western theories of environmental esthetics and ancient Chinese esthetics of nature, the author proposes ecological education through esthetic engagement. Esthetic engagement removes the opposition between the esthetic subject and object and requires whole-body engagement with the natural environment. It provides an…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Ethics, Western Civilization, Asian Culture
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Zhang, Weizhe; Zhao, Jinli; Chen, Jin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Outdoor education programs are promoted to enhance connections between individuals and nature to foster pro-environmental behavior. However, behavioral change is a complex, and often difficult psychological process. This study aimed to determine if establishing nature clubs in schools could promote students' conservation behaviors by mitigating…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Jorgenson, Simon N.; Stephens, Jennie C.; White, Beth – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
The transition from centralized energy systems based on fossil fuels to renewable-based systems is a macro-level societal shift necessitated by climate change. This review of recent environmental education (EE) research identifies gaps and opportunities for promoting environmental action in this new context. We found that environmental educators…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Energy Education, Educational Research
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Kuthe, Alina; Keller, Lars; Körfgen, Annemarie; Stötter, Hans; Oberrauch, Anna; Höferl, Karl-Michael – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Under the premise that the young generation of teenagers cannot be considered to be uniform, this study identified groups of teenagers based on their level of climate change awareness. Questionnaires answered by 760 teenagers (13-16 years old) from Germany and Austria were analyzed using a hierarchical cluster analysis. The teenagers were assigned…
Descriptors: Classification, Climate, Environmental Influences, Secondary School Students
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