Graduate Project Title
A Curriculum Guide for the Inclusion of Ecopsychology in an Alternative Education Setting
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Ecopsychology is a relatively new field. It is a hybrid of environmentalism and psychology. The study of ecopsychology and nature awareness emphasizes that people, chiefly children, need nature in order to maintain brain health. This study examines the impact that nature has on humans, and focuses on the positive impact nature has on students with ADHD, ADD, autism, learning disabilities, students at-risk, and students at large. The author lobbies for a paradigm shift in traditional curriculum to accept and honor the extensive potential for students' emotional and psychical health. The proposed project focuses on creating approaches to integrate and implement ecopsychology sensitive curriculum into high school alternative education classrooms in Washington State. Adoption of such concepts and practices in alternative school settings are discussed.
LeRoux, Sara, "A Curriculum Guide for the Inclusion of Ecopsychology in an Alternative Education Setting" (2010). All Graduate Projects. 82.