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Newhouse, Nancy – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Discussed are the determinants of environmentally responsible behavior, the attitude-behavior discrepancy problem, how environmental attitudes are formed and changed, and the effects of individual differences on appropriateness of educational techniques. (CW)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior, Behavior Change, Change Strategies
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Iozzi, Louis A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
In this second part of an article on affective research in environmental education, nine recommendations for the improvement of environmental education in the affective domain are provided. A four-step approach is stressed. Listed are 15 references. (CW)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Affective Objectives, College Science, Conservation (Environment)
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Simmons, Deborah A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
It is widely accepted among professionals that environmental education should be infused throughout the school curriculum at every grade level. This paper suggests that the failure to infuse environmental education equally throughout the curriculum may be related, in part, to the types of instructional materials available. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Griffin, Robert J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
Presented are the results of a four-wave panel study to determine the relationship of communication to conservation behaviors. This study found that energy-related content in the mass media bears stronger relationships with the perceived importance of the energy problem than with adoption of energy conservation behavior. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Energy Conservation, Energy Education
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Ramsey, John M.; Hungerford, Harold – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
This study reports the instructional effects of issue investigation and action training on the environmental behavior of middle school students. Discussed are the methodology including training and modules, the design of the study, instruments used, scoring protocols, and analysis of results. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Grade 7, Middle Schools
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Bennett, Dean B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
Described is a rationale and process that can be used for the evaluation of environmental education programs. Expectations, planning, results, and using results are all discussed as steps in the evaluation process. (CW)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Environmental Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Barrow, Lloyd H.; Morrisey, J. Thomas – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
Described is a study to determine the relationship between energy knowledge and gender. Differences in levels of energy understanding were related to both gender and geographical location. Also noted is a low level of energy literacy in general. (CW)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Energy Education, Environmental Education, Females
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Brody, Michael; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
Assessed is the level of scientific and natural resource knowledge possessed by fourth-, eighth- and eleventh-grade students. Misconceptions are noted. Discussed are implications for teaching about acidic deposition. (CW)
Descriptors: Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
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Kirts, Carla A.; Tumeo, Mark A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1991
Reports results of a survey of 36 college students who played the Commons Game. This game was developed to illustrate the behavioral patterns, complexities, and frustrations involved in management of commons resources, cited as a major concern for future generations. (10 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Educational Games
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Keen, Meg – Journal of Environmental Education, 1991
A study examines the influence of a Sunship Earth education program on fifth and sixth grade students (n=578). Results indicate that students who attended the program increased their ecological knowledge significantly. Participation did not result in more positive environmental attitudes. (17 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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Honnold, Julie A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1984
Distinguishes possible aging, cohort, and period effects, explaining time series differences by age groups in the General Social Survey data. Results indicate that the decline in environmental concern among most age groups can be accounted for by period effects, but an aging effect is important among young adults. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Age, Aging (Individuals), Cohort Analysis, Environmental Education
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Volk, Trudi L.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1984
Assessed perceived K-16 environmental education curriculum (EE) needs by questionnaires mailed to 169 environmental educators (58.6 percent response rate). Findings show a consensus that EE goals are important ones and that extensive needs exist for both goal-oriented curricula and teacher education. Includes implications based on these and other…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bedwell, Lance E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1984
Investigated the ranking of five major biology instructional goals by biology teachers, college/noncollege preparatory biology students, and public school administrators to determine the relative emphasis each group believed should be given to a social/environmental goal. Results show that the ranking of this goal did not differ significantly…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Biology, Educational Objectives, Environmental Education
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Smith, Bradley F. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1984
Investigated how state officials most directly involved in hunter education programs perceive problems associated with these programs. Major concerns and constraints focused on: program instruction; course content; and program communication, funding, and evaluation. Includes recommendations (based on analyses of concerns/constraints) to…
Descriptors: Course Content, Environmental Education, Financial Support, Program Implementation
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Stout-Wiegand, Nancy; Trent, Roger B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1984
Examined differences between university students and permanent residents of an Appalachian community in their attitudes toward the environment and toward proposed local energy-related developments. Data show that townspeople were somewhat more supportive than students of proposed energy developments, which may be due to economic factors rather…
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Economic Factors, Energy
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