Conservation education in schools: Aligning teachers' perceptions with students' attitudes

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TitleConservation education in schools: Aligning teachers' perceptions with students' attitudes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSutherland, MR
JournalApplied Environmental Education & Communication
Volume16
Issue1
Pagination29 - 40
Date Published2017/01/02/
ISBN Number1533-015X
KeywordsInclude, LMD review 2, VRH review
AbstractAs global environmental problems intensify, the importance of providing effective conservation education to young people is increasingly apparent. To accomplish this, teachers' perceptions and students' attitudes about conservation education in schools must align. This article explores students' attitudes via a survey distributed to students from one suburban high school in Kansas. Teachers across multiple schools in the same district responded to a similar survey. The survey results indicate that most teachers and students agree that a multifaceted approach that actively engages students across the curriculum, and throughout all grades, in learning about the environment and conservation would be most effective.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1280430