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Fortner, Rosanne W.; Lahm, April C. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Presented is an investigation of the effectiveness of in-school preparation regarding a field trip to an outdoor education site. Methods, instrument development, and results for the research questions are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
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Wals, Arjen E.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Discussed is the Action Research and Community Problem-Solving model as an approach to environmental education. The basic steps to this approach are described. Bridges to the community and between the sciences are proposed. (CW)
Descriptors: Action Research, Community Attitudes, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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Noe, Francis P.; Snow, Rob – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
The New Environmental Paradigm scale of environmental concern was applied in two survey populations to determine whether differences in ethnic background influenced preferences toward the environment. Results indicated that Hispanic users were ecologically attuned to the environment on a par with non-Hispanics from the general population.…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Cultural Influences, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Sivek, Daniel J.; Hungerford, Harold – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Three different organizations were surveyed and the results compared to the responses of a sample of Sierra Clubs to investigate predictors of responsible environmental behavior. Perceived skill in using environmental action strategies, level of environmental sensitivity, and locus of control were identified as the most important predictors. (CW)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Natural Resources
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Dresner, Marion – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
A simulation game was used in an attempt to change undergraduates' behavior and attitudes toward energy conservation. Social influence was found to be correlated significantly with experimental treatment. Participants showed an increase in favorable attitudes toward activism and political efficacy, and exhibited a greater likelihood of taking…
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, College Science, Conservation (Environment), Educational Games
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Monroe, Martha C.; Kaplan, Stephen – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
A response to Marcinkowski's criticisms of the authors research. Contradictions between the current work of the authors and other studies are highlighted. (CW)
Descriptors: Action Research, College Science, Conservation (Environment), Dialogs (Language)
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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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Pemberton, Dixie Ann – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
Discussed are the history and relationship between environmental education and geographic education. Stressed are definitional problems, social processes, differences, perspectives, and transfer between the two disciplines. Collaborative efforts are proposed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Educational Cooperation
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Caron, Judi Anne – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
Reported are the results of a survey of 603 southern, urban Blacks regarding their attitudes concerning environmental issues. These results were compared with earlier studies of Whites and it was found that Blacks exhibited a similar level of concern. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Attitude Measures, Black Community, Conservation (Environment)
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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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Borden, Richard J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Compared attitudes of individuals who engage in such environmentally responsible activities as recycling, energy conservation, or consumer boycotting. Results show that personal commitment to environmentally corrective behaviors is importantly determined by the person's evaluative response to widely publicized environmental topics. Theoretical and…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Beliefs, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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Berroa, Juan Leonel Batista; Roth, Robert E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Presented is a study designed to ascertain the level of ecological knowledge and attitudes of citizens of the Dominican Republic regarding national parks and natural resources. Overall, the level of ecological knowledge was determined to be very low and attitudes toward parks and resources seemed to be negative. (CW)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environmental Education
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