Impediments to environmental education instruction in the classroom: A post-workshop inquiry.
Current research has begun to reveal a link between environmental education and increases in science achievement and understanding (Glynn 2000; Liederman and Hoody, 1998). The researchers in this study of participants in a coastal marine teacher workshop found that increases in environmental topics or lessons in teachers' classrooms post-program were minimal. Several limitations to infusion were revealed, including teachers' perceived obligation to strictly follow science standards, and an increased emphasis on preparation for standardized tests. The results suggest that greater emphasis is needed on providing opportunities for participants to make explicit connections with their instruction within the parameters of the science classroom.
Parlo, A.T. & Butler, M.B. (2007). Impediments to environmental education instruction in the classroom: A post-workshop inquiry. International Journal of Environmental & Science Education, 2(1), 32-37.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License.