Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
This research responds to numerous calls to focus more immediately and deeply on environmental education in the context of local communities. Jesuit high schools offer a rich network to study this movement, as schools with long histories of scholarly and moral concerns for forming students to think about and act on worldwide problems. The key research question is: How can science education research inform environmental education in these schools? The research methodology includes data collection and analysis of publicly-accessible website data, phone interviews with teachers, and a literature review of science education research. Recommendations are given for vertically aligning the diverse environmental education activities at these schools with coherent standards for student development of specific environmental competencies.
Nahlik, Philip Nahlik, "Developing Integral Ecologists: Description and Analysis of the State of Environmental Education at Jesuit High Schools in Light of Religious Ecological Commitments and Science Education Research" (2017). Master's Theses. 3693.
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