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Christie, Belinda; Waller, Vivienne – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Communities need to engage in initiatives that tackle environmental sustainability issues. However, the lessons communities learn from these initiatives may go far beyond the initial local project. This article presents findings from an empirical study investigating the experiences of 38 residents who began participating in on-site composting in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Informal Education, Housing, Environmental Education
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Larri, Larraine J.; Newlands, Maxine – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
"Frackman" ("FM") and "Knitting Nannas" ("KN") are two documentaries about the anti-coal seam gas movement in Australia. "Frackman" features a former construction worker turned eco-activist, Dayne Pratzky (DP), fighting coal seam gas extraction. "Knitting Nannas" follows a group of women…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Environmental Education, Fuels, Adult Education
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Monroe, Martha C.; Agrawal, Shruti; Jakes, Pamela J.; Kruger, Linda E.; Nelson, Kristen C.; Sturtevant, Victoria – Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Environmental educators are challenged to document behavior changes, because change rarely depends solely on outcomes of education programs, but on many factors. An analysis of 15 communities in the United States that have increased their preparedness for wildfire allowed us to explore how education programs encouraged individual and community…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Behavior Modification, Environmental Education, Community Change
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Barry, Clayton – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
In the Western world, a paradigm exists that sees environment treated as one extreme of an adversarial binary, balanced in opposition to society. This paradigm, which I call the "environment/society disconnect," infiltrates the secondary school system, leading to serious deficiencies in how students understand the social dimensions of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Models, Concept Formation, Educational Practices
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Zeppel, Heather – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Marine wildlife tours can provide a range of education and conservation benefits for visitors, including emotional (i.e., affective) responses and learning (i.e., cognition). Interpretive programs cover the biology, ecology, and behavior of marine species; best practice guidelines; and human threats to marine areas. The author reviews the…
Descriptors: Audiences, Ecology, Learning Processes, Empathy
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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