Publication
Title
The effect of eco-schools on childrens environmental values and behaviour
Author
Abstract
The study examines the effectiveness of eco-schools concerning their students environmental values and environmental behaviour, and includes 1287 children from fifty-nine schools (thirty-eight eco-schools and twenty-one control schools) in Flanders. Controlling for effects of gender and socio-economic status, analyses show that eco-schools have no effect on the environmental behaviour of their students or on their preservation values. Eco-school students do, however, show lower utilisation values than control school students. Results furthermore indicate that preservation values and not utilisation values impact environmental behaviour. Eco-schools thus seem to be applying a pedagogical approach that impacts only on utilisation values but through that fails to affect their students preservation values and, with those, their environmental behaviour. Directions for future research are suggested.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of biological education. - London
Publication
London : 2013
ISSN
0021-9266
Volume/pages
47:2(2013), p. 96-103
ISI
000319722600004
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 18.02.2013
Last edited 26.04.2017
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