|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|372640||622133||2014||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Almost 500 children participated in the Earthkeepers program in Cyprus.
• Statistically significant gains in ecological understandings were found.
• Statistically significant changes in environmental values and attitudes were found.
• Qualitative results indicate changes in behaviours, knowledge and attitudes.
The recent educational reform in Cyprus moved education about sustainability to the forefront of environmental learning. The present study examines the impact of an earth education program, Earthkeepers, on children's ecological understandings, environmental values and attitudes, and behaviour. The program was implemented during two consecutive years with 491 4th to 7th graders from nine different schools in Cyprus. Quantitative data were collected using individual concept, attitude and behaviour questionnaires, and a satisfaction survey. Qualitative data were collected using individual semi-structured interviews with twelve students and nine teachers from six different schools. Data analysis showed gains in students’ understanding as well as significant changes towards more pro-environmental values, attitudes and behaviour. Interviews confirmed the quantitative results and verified students’ behaviour.
Journal: Studies in Educational Evaluation - Volume 41, June 2014, Pages 29–37