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Bruyere, Brett; Nash, Peter E.; Mbogella, Felix – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Theories of responsible environmental behavior (REB) have most often been applied in developed countries and to direct forms of REB such as recycling and conserving water. This study applied a model of REB to a developing country setting in Tanzania based in part on variables from a Hungerford and Volk (1990) model and targeting an indirect form…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ownership, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations
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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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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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Johnson, Bruce; Manoli, Constantinos C. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
The Environmental (2-MEV) Scale questionnaire was developed in Europe to measure adolescents' attitudes and gauge the effectiveness of educational programs. It also formed the basis for the Theory of Ecological Attitudes. In the present four-year study, the 2-MEV Scale was modified for use with 9-12-year-old children in the United States. Initial…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Schultz, Jeremy R.; Simpson, Steven; Elfessi, Abdulaziz M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This study is a comparative analysis of the environmental philosophies of college undergraduates enrolled in a Midwestern university. Two courses were used for the research, one from a recreation management curriculum and the other from environmental studies. The study utilized a survey instrument called the Environmental Action and Philosophy…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Comparative Analysis, Recreation, Undergraduate Students
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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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Lindemann-Matthies, Petra; Knecht, Sarah – Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This article investigates benefits and challenges of forest education in view of 257 Swiss elementary school teachers (1st-3rd grade), by means of a written questionnaire and 15 in-depth interviews. Two thirds of the teachers carried out forest education during normal lesson hours (mean visits = eight per year). Forests were clearly considered as…
Descriptors: Forestry, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Strife, Susan – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Recently the environmental movement has seen much success and progress under a newly-framed green paradigm. Yet, despite the proliferation of national attention to, and public interest in, the go-green mentality, environmental education still seems to be stuck within the old environmental paradigm. This critical essay shares lessons that…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Models, Environmental Education
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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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Thapa, Brijesh – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Outdoor recreation participation has increased over the past decades and is projected for further growth. Given the increase, it is important to assess recreationists' environmental values, activity style, general, and site-specific attitudes and behaviors to promote environmental stewardship, and to develop effective strategies in natural…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Natural Resources, Recreation, Attitudes
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Cordano, Mark; Welcomer, Stephanie; Scherer, Robert; Pradenas, Lorena; Parada, Victor – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
We surveyed business students in the U. S. (n = 256) and Chile (n = 310). The survey included measures drawn from studies of pro-environmental behavior using Schwartz's norm activation theory (Schwartz, 1977), the theory of reasoned action (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980), and a values-beliefs-norms model created by Stern, Dietz, Abel, Guagnano, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Environmental Influences
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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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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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Schusler, Tania M.; Krasny, Marianne E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
This study explored the practices of teachers, nonformal science educators, community organizers, youth program managers, and other educators facilitating youth participation in local environmental action, as well as the experiences of some of the youth involved. We conducted narrative interviews with 33 educators facilitating youth environmental…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Environmental Education, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
The Waste Wise Schools program has a longstanding history in Australia. It is an action-based program that encourages schools to move toward zero waste through their curriculum and operating practices. This article provides a review of the program, finding that it has had notable success in reducing schools' waste through a "reduce, reuse,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Water
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