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Climate Change Education: The Perspective from Middle School Teachers

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Patricia Reeves and Dr. Heather Petcovic

Department

Science Education

Presentation Date

4-24-2015

Document Type

Poster

Abstract

Climate change education is complicated by the complexity of Earth systems an\d misconceptions. This study reflects the motivations and practices of teachers who are teaching climate change prior to the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards. Data were collected during an online focus group with teachers from across the country,. The focus group revealed dispositions and brought teachers into the conversation. The themes that emerged provide an enhanced understanding of teacher attitudes, behavior, opinions and perceptions.

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