Views from the Field: Educators’ and practitioners’ perceptions of education as a strategy in support of conservation outcomes

TitleViews from the Field: Educators’ and practitioners’ perceptions of education as a strategy in support of conservation outcomes
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsArdoin NM, Heimlich JE
Secondary TitleJournal of Environmental Education
Volume44
Start Page97
Issue2
Pagination97-115
Date Published01/2013
Keywordsconservation education, mixed-method studies, natural resources, professional development
Abstract

This article presents data from a mixed-methods study that collected data through surveys (n = 656), interviews (n = 15), and discussion groups (n= 75) to explore the use of social strategies such as education and outreach by non-governmental organizations and government agencies to reach outcomes related to biodiversity conservation and resource management. We examine and juxtapose perceptions of conservation practitioners with those of conservation educators regarding the efficacy of education to reach conservation or resource management goals. We explore how to facilitate integration among policy, science, and education efforts, and we suggest theoretical augmentations for conceptions of education and social strategies within conservation organizations.

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URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00958964.2012.700963
DOI10.1080/00958964.2012.700963

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