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ERIC Number: EJ1060541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2146-0329
Nature of Environmental Education in Bangladesh: A School Level Assessment with Reference to the National Curriculum
Chowdhury, M. A. Taiyeb
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, v4 n1 p53-60 Jan 2014
This paper attempts to identify the nature of formal environmental education in Bangladesh at school level with particular reference to the national curriculum. The main objective of the study is to assess the contents of the school textbooks for each standard, and to see whether the diversified themes covered are a good representation of contemporary environmental issues or not. Attempt has also been made to examine the organizational aspects of the prescribed text books for each standard. The overall finding is that the school textbooks on environment are found not only ill organized, but also there is a lack of integrity for logical progression; there is ample scope to include emerging issues such as climate change and human adaptation in the Curriculum. Revision of the Curriculum, re-orientation and reorganization of the textbooks with an interdisciplinary and holistic approach are strongly recommended.
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education. Aksaray Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi, Ilkogretim Bolumu, Kampus, Aksaray 68100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A