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Tugurian, Linda P.; Carrier, Sarah J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This qualitative research explores children's environmental identity by describing how fifth grade children view their relationship with the natural world alongside their experience of elementary school science. Qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with 17 grade 5 children was supported with a survey that included responses to open-ended…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
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Strife, Susan Jean – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
While numerous quantitative studies across disciplines have investigated children's knowledge and attitudes about environmental problems, few studies examine children's feelings about environmental problems--and even fewer have focused on the child's point of view. Through 50 in-depth interviews with urban children (ages 10-12) this research aimed…
Descriptors: Fear, Anxiety, Urban Youth, Conservation (Environment)
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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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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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Fisman, Lianne – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
In this article, the author examines the effects of an urban environmental education program on children's awareness of their local biophysical environment. She examined changes in environmental awareness among 3rd- and 5th-grade participants in the Open Spaces as Learning Places program in New Haven, Connecticut. Results showed a significant…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Education, Physical Environment, Perception
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Volk, Trudi L.; Cheak, Marie J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
This study evaluated the impact of an environmental education program on students, parents, and the community. The program, in place for 5 years in 5th and 6th grade classes, was designed to help learners take an in-depth look at environmental issues in their community, make data-based decisions about those issues, and participate in resolving…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Speech Skills, Environmental Education, Grade 5