Teacher Preparation for Environmental Education: Faculty Perspectives on the Infusion of Environmental Education Into Preservice Methods Courses

Powers, Amy L.

THE JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
SPRING 2004, VOL. 35, NO. 3

ABSTRACT: 

Based on interviews with 18 professors of education, this study provides a report on the ways in which environmental education (EE) theory and practice are currently incorporated into preservice elementary education science and social studies methods courses. It further reports perceptions of faculty about the barriers to incorporating EE in preservice programs and their ideas about action steps toward a more widespread use of EE as an integrating context for teaching preservice science and social studies methods courses.

Pedagogical Area
  • environmental education
Delivery Area
  • professional development
Outcome Area
  • environmental knowledge, attitude and awareness
Participant Area
  • educator
Age Area
  • undergraduate
  • graduate