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Listening to Secondary Pre-service Teachers: Implications for Teacher Education

  • Kathy Jenkins (a1)

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This paper highlights issues identified in a study that explored the perceptions of secondary pre-service teachers, from Key Learning Areas (KLAs) that are traditionally and non-traditionally linked to environmental education. Perceptions shared by these pre-service teachers illustrated that they held views about the nature and scope of environmental education that could limit their practice as potential environmental educators. They also shared perceptions about constraints to the implementation of environmental education policy into practice. Implications for pre-service teacher education are discussed in light of these findings.

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