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ERIC Number: EJ839066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
The Environmental Knowledge and Attitudes of Prospective Teachers in Lebanon: A Comparative Study
Vlaardingerbroek, Barend; Taylor, T. G. Neil
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v16 n2 p120-134 May 2007
This paper presents data arising from a study of final-year primary and secondary teaching students in Lebanon using an equivalent Australian sample as a comparative reference group. It was found that the Lebanese students lagged behind their Australian counterparts with respect to their knowledge of global environmental issues, and displayed a narrower awareness of national environmental issues. Despite higher scores on the environmental attitudes scale that was administered, they were more likely to be sceptical about the potential of school environmental education to inculcate environmentally responsible attitudes and behaviour. Recommendations focus on boosting the profile of environmental education at school and pre-service teacher education levels in Lebanon. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Lebanon