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Lakhan, Calvin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study used Azjen's Theory of Planned Behavior to examine how pro-recycling and pro-environmental messaging delivered by religious leaders affects stated recycling behavior among ethnic minorities. Using data collected from 12 religious institutions in three Ontario, Canada, communities, a promotion and education program was developed to: (1)…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Recycling, Conservation (Environment), Religious Factors
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Blenkinsop, Sean; Piersol, Laura; Sitka-Sage, Michael De Danann – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This article shares three vignettes, drawn from the life experience of its authors and five years of research at two schools, to illustrate the "choice" many males are forced to make between normalized "masculine" indifference and a stigmatized caring relationship with the natural world. We suggest this dissociation results,…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Caring, Violence, Males
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Meyerhoff, Eli; Thompsett, Fern – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Educational institutions have long been terrains of struggle. Schools and universities have dispossessed Indigenous peoples of their lands, cultures, and labor, whereas alternative modes of study have been central to many resistance movements, including for decolonization. In this article, we put Indigenous study projects in conversation with free…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Experimental Colleges, Environmental Education, Humanism
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Lowan-Trudeau, Gregory – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This article reports on a recent study into the experiences of Indigenous and allied environmental activists with teaching and learning during and as a result of Indigenous environmental movements. This inquiry is grounded in a theoretical framework informed by decolonization and cultural revitalization, social movement learning, and repressive…
Descriptors: Activism, Environmental Education, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Sponarski, Carly C.; Vaske, Jerry J.; Bath, Alistair J.; Loeffler, TA – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
An experiential education program was designed to target risk perceptions and preventative measures that make people feel comfortable in human-coyote interactions. The research was conducted in a Canadian national park where a coyote caused a human fatality in 2009. Based on previous research, we explored the effects of an experience-based coyote…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Wildlife, Attitude Change
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Anderson, Vince; Datta, Ranjan; Dyck, Shannon; Kayira, Jean; McVittie, Janet – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
As scholars working both individually and collectively, we are interested in exploring what may be achieved through taking up the complex notion of culture in sustainability education research. In this article, we present a bricolage of research, drawing on empirical and theoretical sources that collectively establish the kind of capacity we see…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Educational Research
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Nazir, Joanne – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Recently, I applied a phenomenological methodology to study environmental education at an outdoor education center. In this article, I reflect on my experience of doing phenomenological research to highlight issues researchers may want to consider in using this type of methodology. The main premise of the article is that phenomenology, with its…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Educational Research, Environmental Education, Research Methodology
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de Vreede, Catherine; Warner, Alan; Pitter, Robert – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Peer education is an understudied yet valuable strategy for sustainability educators in shifting youth to take action for sustainability. This case study conceptualizes the change process in facilitating youth to take sustainability actions, and explores the benefits, dynamics, and challenges of peer education as a strategy in facilitating change.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship
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Pruneau, Diane; Kerry, Jackie; Blain, Sylvie; Evichnevetski, Evgueni; Deguire, Paul; Barbier, Pierre-Yves; Freiman, Viktor; Therrien, Jimmy; Langis, Joanne; Lang, Mathieu – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Since coastal communities are already subjected to the impacts of climate change, adaptation has become a necessity. This article presents competencies demonstrated by Canadian municipal employees during an adaptation process to sea level rise. To adapt, the participants demonstrated the following competencies: problem solving (highlighting…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving
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Arnocky, Steven; Stroink, Mirella L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In a survey of Canadian university students (N = 205), the relationship between majoring in an outdoor recreation university program and environmental concern, cooperation, and behavior were examined. Stepwise linear regression indicated that enrollment in outdoor recreation was predictive of environmental behavior and ecological cooperation; and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Cooperation, Ecology, Regression (Statistics)
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Fettes, Mark; Judson, Gillian – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
In environmental and ecological education, a rich literature builds on the premise that place, the local natural context in which one lives, can be an emotionally engaging context for learning and the source of life-long concern for nature. A theory of imaginative education can help uncover new tools and strategies for place-based educators.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Geographic Location, History
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Beckford, Clinton L.; Jacobs, Clint; Williams, Naomi; Nahdee, Russell – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Generally speaking, environmental education teaching, research, and practice have been informed by the traditions of western, Euro-centric culture. In this context indigenous perspectives are often marginalized, maligned, and perceived to be unscientific and therefore inferior. This essay adds to the growing body of literature exploring aboriginal…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Epistemology
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Reis, Giuliano; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Emotions are important aspects in/for the pedagogy of environmental education (EE). However, the literature on the relationship between emotions and EE has not explored how emotion talk furnishes teaching identity claims and mediates instruction in/about the environment. Therefore, the present study draws on two ethnographic case studies to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Case Studies, Ethnography, Interviews
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Duvall, Jason; Zint, Michaela – Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
How to design environmental education (EE) programs in ways that encourage children to influence the environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of adults has intrigued researchers for more than a decade. The authors review and synthesize results from 7 studies that sought to answer this question. The studies reviewed were conducted between…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Looy, Heather; Wood, John R. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Scientists have used educational presentations and "bug banquets" to alter widespread negative attitudes toward invertebrates. In this article, the authors explore whether such presentations have a measurable affect on attitudes. Junior high, high school, and university students completed an attitude survey focusing on invertebrates in…
Descriptors: Animals, Entomology, Attitude Change, Negative Attitudes
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