Skip to Main Content
Research priorities in environmental educationAuthor(s): George H. Moeller
Source: In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 218-222
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (832.15 KB)
DescriptionAlthough natural processes operate in urban areas, they are difficult to observe. Much discussion during the symposium-fair was devoted to finding ways to improve urban children's environmental understanding through environmental education programs. But before effective environmental education programs can be developed, research is needed to: test the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching environmental education in relation to differences among children; help define testable program goals that relate to a child's level of comprehension; develop better methods of training teachers and administering environmental education programs; and identify ways to use elements found in the urban environment to foster an understanding of environmental concepts.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationMoeller, George H. 1977. Research priorities in environmental education. In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 218-222
- Measuring environmental attitudes of elementary school students
- Wilderness education: an updated review of the literature and new directions for research and practice
- The impact of a summer education program on the environmental attitudes and awareness of minority children
XML: View XML