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The impact of AuSSI-WA at a primary school

Lewis, E., Baudains, C.ORCID: 0000-0001-8340-864X and Mansfield, C. (2009) The impact of AuSSI-WA at a primary school. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 25 . pp. 45-57.

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This paper presents the findings of the first stage of research on the impact of the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) at an independent primary school in Western Australia. A longitudinal (20 year) case study is being conducted, utilising data related to Education for Sustainability (EfS) at the school from 1990-2009. 2005 was a critical year for the school because it marked the beginning of participation in the Sustainable Schools Initiative pilot in Western Australia (AuSSI-WA). The research investigates elements of EfS in operation at the school pre- and post-AuSSI-WA, as well as student and teacher outcomes after involvement in the Initiative. An analysis of the initial data suggests that participation in AuSSI-WA enabled the school to engage with a growing commitment to EfS in the context of a whole - school approach.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
School of Education
Publisher: Australian Association for Environmental Education
Copyright: © Australian Association for Environmental Education.
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