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Teacher Practices and Preschool Physical Environment for Education for Sustainable Development: Eco Versus Non-Eco Preschools

Tue, April 17, 12:25 to 1:55pm, New York Marriott Marquis, Floor: Fifth Floor, Booth


This study aimed to determine the frequency of education for sustainable development (ESD) practices of preschool teachers and to examine the physical environment features related to ESD in eco and non eco preschools. The results indicated that preschool teachers had similar scores for the frequency of ESD practices in eco and non eco preschools. The results also demonstrated that there are more facilities to support ESD in eco-preschools compared to non-eco preschools. In conclusion, the eco-preschool approach may seem to promote ESD indicators in preschools; however, further investigation is needed to refine ESD in eco and non-eco preschools in terms of teaching practices and physical environment features.