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ERIC Number: EJ1144536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
The Influence of Teacher Variables on Climate Change Science Literacy of Geography Teachers in the Western Cape, South Africa
Anyanwu, Raymond; Le Grange, Lesley
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v26 n3 p193-206 2017
Teachers play an important role in promoting climate change literacy in schools, but not much is known about which teacher characteristics significantly influence Geography teachers' climate change science literacy. The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of teachers' characteristics such as gender, age, qualification, specialisation, experience, and teaching grade on Geography teachers' literacy about climate change science. The study uses a quantitative research approach on questionnaire application. Statistical analysis of data gathered from 194 high school Geography teachers from the Western Cape Province using a 15-item Climate Change Science Literacy Questionnaire (CCSLQ) revealed that gender, age, teaching experience, and teaching grade significantly influenced Geography teachers' literacy about climate change science, while qualification and specialisation did not.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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