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ERIC Number: EJ1163212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Ethiopian Environmental Education from a Utopian Perspective: A Comparative Study of Two Children's Outlooks
Debele, Meskerem; Plevyak, Linda
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v16 n4 p213-222 2017
This article focuses on the topic of nature/environment in elementary environmental science textbooks, and the comparison between two third graders at a private Ethiopian school with an antiutopian and a utopian perspective on the environment. The antiutopian perspective is marked by a disconnect in one's cognitive representation of natural surroundings; whereas, the utopian perspective denotes a more intimate understanding of the value of natural resources. The difference in the children's social and environmental outlook showed that their natural disposition to interact with nature in a holistic manner should be given consideration in the development of an effective environmental education curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia
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