How values in education affect children's environmental knowledge

Barraza, Laura and Cuarón, Alfredo D. 2004, How values in education affect children's environmental knowledge, Journal of biological education, vol. 39, no. 1, Winter, pp. 18-23.

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Title How values in education affect children's environmental knowledge
Author(s) Barraza, Laura
Cuarón, Alfredo D.
Journal name Journal of biological education
Volume number 39
Issue number 1
Season Winter
Start page 18
End page 23
Total pages 6
Publisher Society of Biology
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0021-9266
Summary In this study we analysed the familiarity and understanding of 10 environmental concepts amongst Mexican and English school children (aged 7 to 9). The investigation considered the impact of the educational system and the school ethos on the formation of environmental concepts. Results reveal that in general, children of this age have a low to moderate level of environmental literacy. The educational system and pedagogical approach affect the way children learn environmental concepts. Schools with a strong orientation towards the environment seem more capable of helping children with their understanding of environmental concepts. School and television were the major sources of environmental information, but this varied with school ethos. The development of effective environmental policies in schools needs to be considered in order to promote environmental knowledge in the school population.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Society of Biology
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