The Institutionalization of Environmental Education in Pre-service Teacher Preparation Programs

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556869
Title:
The Institutionalization of Environmental Education in Pre-service Teacher Preparation Programs
Author:
Rosemartin, Dennis Sanchez
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The focus of this research is to understand how different factors, such as state-level EE policies and institutional values, influence the inclusion of environmental education (EE) into pre-service teacher preparation programs. Institutional theory is the main theoretical foundation used for analyzing this issue. This is a mixed methods study with a sequential triangulation design (Morse 1991), using quantitative data from 50 states and 191 public universities to guide the selection process for seven qualitative interviews. While the impact of EE policies is evident, understanding the mechanisms that contribute to such things as political capital and how institutional value for EE is created is more nuanced. The findings from this research point to targeted EE policies, collaborative practices, and research on the development of institutional culture as strategies to bring EE in from the fringes of pre-service teacher preparation programs.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
environmental education policy; institutional theory; pre-service teachers; teacher preparation; Teaching & Teacher Education; environmental education
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Teaching & Teacher Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Arenas, Alberto

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Institutionalization of Environmental Education in Pre-service Teacher Preparation Programsen_US
dc.creatorRosemartin, Dennis Sanchezen
dc.contributor.authorRosemartin, Dennis Sanchezen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this research is to understand how different factors, such as state-level EE policies and institutional values, influence the inclusion of environmental education (EE) into pre-service teacher preparation programs. Institutional theory is the main theoretical foundation used for analyzing this issue. This is a mixed methods study with a sequential triangulation design (Morse 1991), using quantitative data from 50 states and 191 public universities to guide the selection process for seven qualitative interviews. While the impact of EE policies is evident, understanding the mechanisms that contribute to such things as political capital and how institutional value for EE is created is more nuanced. The findings from this research point to targeted EE policies, collaborative practices, and research on the development of institutional culture as strategies to bring EE in from the fringes of pre-service teacher preparation programs.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectenvironmental education policyen
dc.subjectinstitutional theoryen
dc.subjectpre-service teachersen
dc.subjectteacher preparationen
dc.subjectTeaching & Teacher Educationen
dc.subjectenvironmental educationen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineTeaching & Teacher Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorArenas, Albertoen
dc.contributor.committeememberArenas, Albertoen
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Bruceen
dc.contributor.committeememberGunckel, Kristinen
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