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Yi, Xiaoming – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Drawing from contemporary Western theories of environmental esthetics and ancient Chinese esthetics of nature, the author proposes ecological education through esthetic engagement. Esthetic engagement removes the opposition between the esthetic subject and object and requires whole-body engagement with the natural environment. It provides an…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Ethics, Western Civilization, Asian Culture
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Zhang, Weizhe; Zhao, Jinli; Chen, Jin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Outdoor education programs are promoted to enhance connections between individuals and nature to foster pro-environmental behavior. However, behavioral change is a complex, and often difficult psychological process. This study aimed to determine if establishing nature clubs in schools could promote students' conservation behaviors by mitigating…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Xiong, Tao – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
The school textbooks have been a useful site for inquiry into ways environmentalism is communicated. Rooted in the dominant social value of exploiting nature to satisfy human desire, shallow environmentalism treats environmental and ecological destruction by addressing immediate physical symptoms but refuses to reflect critically on the underlying…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Environmental Education
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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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Yang, Guang; Lam, Chi-Chung; Wong, Ngai-Ying – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has been recently recognized as an important area in the new Chinese educational reform. As teachers play a pivotal role, knowing and developing an effective and easy-to-use instrument for tapping teachers' beliefs is essential. This article reports an attempt to develop an instrument with mixed methods.…
Descriptors: Democracy, Integrity, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Duan, Hongxia; Fortner, Rosanne W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The authors examined Chinese college students' perceptions of internal (certainty, tangibility, complexity, significance, and danger) and external characteristics (personal knowledge, human responsibility, impact on personal life, and predicted trend) of 9 global and 8 local environmental issues. Subjects (N = 108) demonstrated by completing a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Environmental Influences, Student Attitudes
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Wu, Zuqiang – Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Describes the establishment of Green Schools, facilitated environmental education (EE) in primary and middle schools in China, with different detailed criteria among the provinces. Suggests that the transformation from examination-based to quality-oriented education will provide greater opportunity for EE. Recommends strategies to foster Green…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Environmental Education
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Burhans, A. Daniel – Journal of Environmental Education, 1979
Chinese planners are successfully combining the two seemingly contradictory policies of growth and conservation. Enhancement and preservation of China's natural environment and resources are in keeping with her primary goal of upgrading living standards. (Author/RE)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Environment