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Liefländer, Anne Kristin; Bogner, Franz Xaver – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Environmental education programs aiming to enhance children's environmental attitudes in a pro-environmental direction require background information, such as age and sex differences, to ensure appropriate design. We used the 2-MEV model with its domains "preservation" and "utilization" of nature to assess a four-day program at…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Gender Differences, Environmental Education, Pretests Posttests
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Wu, Lingqiong – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
A Chinese version of the revised NEP Scale was generated and adopted in a survey among 507 students (age 10 to 12 years old) from three elementary schools in Shenzhen, China. The results show an acceptable level of internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.65) but some abnormalities on the modified NEP scale: items 1 and 7 presented very low…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Test Validity, Cultural Differences, Factor Analysis
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Eilam, Efrat; Trop, Tamar – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This article addresses issues regarding implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) within formal education systems. In particular, it seeks to identify the basic essential components of ESD pedagogy. The authors present a theoretical pedagogical framework based on accumulated theory and experience in the field. The framework…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Citizenship Responsibility
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Cachelin, Adrienne; Paisley, Karen; Blanchard, Angela – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
Significant life experience research suggests that outdoor experiences foster proenvironmental outcomes. Time spent outdoors is more frequently identified as the source of proenvironmental behavior than is education, suggesting that cognition may be less important than affect. Yet, environmental education field programs are often evaluated on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Program Evaluation, Guidelines, Program Descriptions
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Carrier, Sarah J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2009
The author examined the impact of environmental education lessons in a study that compared activities conducted in the schoolyard with traditional classroom activities involving elementary school boys and girls. Participants were 109 4th- and 5th-grade students. Researchers conducted a 2 (group: traditional/treatment) X 2 (gender) multivariate…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Environmental Education, Females
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Bodzin, Alec M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
The author describes an after-school science club program for urban 4th-grade students that integrated instructional technologies to investigate a pond ecosystem in the local schoolyard. The author conducted a design-based evaluation study to examine the effectiveness of the program in promoting environmental attitudes and understandings of the…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Urban Areas, Grade 4, Ecology
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James, J. Joy; Bixler, Robert D. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
The authors conducted an ethnography investigating children's lived experiences in a 3-day residential environmental education (EE) program with 20 gifted 4th- and 5th-grade students. The authors also conducted participant observation and a series of interviews before, during, and after the trip. After the authors conducted the interviews and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Participant Observation, Ethnography, Learning Experience
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Dimopoulos, Dimitrios; Paraskevopoulos, Stefanos; Pantis, John D. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
The ability of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos (NMPZ) in Greece to protect an important sea turtle rookery will ultimately depend on the level of local support and involvement that it receives. Therefore, it is essential for environmental educators to generate among local inhabitants, starting at early ages, positive attitudes concerning the…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Elementary School Students, Locus of Control, Quasiexperimental Design
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Manoli, Constantinos C.; Johnson, Bruce; Dunlap, Riley E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
The authors revised and validated the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale for use with upper elementary students. Researchers use the NEP Scale extensively with adults, but it was not designed for children. Interviews with 5th grade students helped the authors revise the NEP Scale for use with children. The authors spent 2 years validating the…
Descriptors: Models, Measures (Individuals), Grade 5, Test Validity
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Farmer, James; Knapp, Doug; Benton, Gregory M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Using phenomenological analysis, the authors examined the long-term effects of an environmental education school field trip on fourth grade elementary students who visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The authors' findings suggest that one year after the experience, many students remembered what they had seen and heard and had developed a…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Parks, Environmental Education, Field Trips
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Randler, Christoph; Ilg, Angelika; Kern, Janina – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The authors describe a study aimed at enhancing knowledge about amphibian species. Two classes of 3rd and 4th graders aged 9-11 years participated in the study. In addition, approximately one half of the students participated in an environmental conservation action designated to preserve migrating amphibians. During this action, students…
Descriptors: Zoology, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Students, Grade 3