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ERIC Number: EJ1155713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Reading Social Stories in the Community: A Promising Intervention for Promoting Children's Environmental Knowledge and Behavior in Jordan
Mahasneh, Randa Ali; Romanowski, Michael H.; Dajani, Rana Basem
Journal of Environmental Education, v48 n5 p334-346 2017
Traditionally, education in various forms has been used as a tool to change values and behavior in children regarding the environment. This study reports findings from the We Love Reading Program that utilizes the reading of Social Stories in various communities in Jordan to address the environmental problems of Jordan. Results indicated the effectiveness of this informal educational intervention showing a significant increase in children's knowledge about environmental issues and a positive change in behavior related to electricity and water consumption and littering, as reported by parents. The authors provide several recommendations on how Social Stories and appropriate curriculum can be used in schools and community to create awareness in students regarding environmental issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: USAID
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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