Fischler College of Education: Faculty Articles

Title

An Analysis of the Themes of Environmental Sustainability in the National, State, and Local Science Content Standards

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

studies, sustainable development, content analysis, middle school education, science education

Publication Title

Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue

ISSN

1538-750X

Volume

12

Issue/No.

1/2

Abstract

This study presents the results of a content analysis that that focused on concepts underpinning K-12 science curriculum. The study applied the principles of content analysis within the framework of an ecological paradigm to the discourse of the seventh grade science content standards at the national, state, and local levels. It then determined how and the extent to which each of five themes of environmental sustainability are presented in the language of each text.

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