The Influence of Activity-based Environmental Instruction on High School Students' Environmental Attitudes

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  • 1 Graduate student, Departments of Horticultural Sciences and Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77840-2133.
  • 2 Lecturer, Departments of Horticultural Sciences and Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77840-2133.
  • 3 Associate professor, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Departments of Horticultural Sciences and Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77840-2133.
  • 4 Associate professor, Dept. of Agricultural Education, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Departments of Horticultural Sciences and Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77840-2133.

As human pressures on the environment increase and as conflicting demands on education become focused, schools have a greater responsibility to educate children to care for their environment. Results from this study demonstrated that students who were involved in the actual propagation and restoration of ecosystems, and who had positive experiences in doing so, were more likely to have positive environmental attitudes.

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