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dc.contributor.authorFien, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorPoh Ai, Irene Teh-Cheongen_US
dc.contributor.authorYencken, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorSykes, Helenen_US
dc.contributor.authorTreagust, Daviden_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores similarities and differences in the knowledge, beliefs and actions that comprise the environmental attitudes of senior secondary school students in Australia and Brunei. Utilising data from a wider international study in Asia and the Pacific (Yencken et al. , 2000), the paper uses findings from these two countries to illustrate the pervasiveness of global environmental concerns over local cultural influences in the construction of youth environmental attitudes in Australia and Brunei. Thus, young people in these countries, as they do in all parts of the Asia-Pacific region, have very similar levels of environmental awareness and knowledge, sources of environmental, beliefs, systems or world views about the environment, and levels of perceived control over environmental trends. They also have a shared desire for schools to do more in the area of environmental education. The paper concludes that much more effort needs to be made in certain areas. The first is to encourage teachers and others who have influence over young people to develop their own knowledge and skills to be able to teach environmental education effectively. The second is in the area of curriculum and pedagogical reform so that young people explore the many possible ways in whichen_US
dc.publisherKluwer Academic Publishersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Environmentalisten_US
dc.titleYouth environmental attitudes in Australia and Brunei: Implications for educationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
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gro.griffith.authorFien, John F.

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