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ERIC Number: EJ841101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Perception of Environmental Problems among Pre-School Children in Poland
Grodzieska-Jurczak, Malgorzata; Stepska, Anna; Nieszporek, Katarzyna; Bryda, Grzegorz
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v15 n1 p62-76 2006
This study's objective was to examine attitudes toward the environment, and to determine the level of environmental knowledge among pre-school children and their parents. This study covered 686 parents and 674 six-year-olds from 30 pre-schools from the Malopolskie, Mazowieckie and Warmiesko-Mazurskie Provinces. The questionnaire used in the children's survey was made up of 10 pairs of drawings; that for the adults' survey consisted of 27 questions. The results indicated that the six-year-olds were familiar with basic notions and could identify improper behaviour with regard to the environment; in the case of more detailed environmental issues, their knowledge and practical application of environmental protection principles were worse. Pre-school children's attitudes to the environment depended on their place of residence (town/village). Generally, parents showed favourable environmental attitudes, but were not always willing to change their habits or make sacrifices for environmental conservation. Their attitudes depended on gender and education level. The results of this study will be used in another project to design educational programmes for this group. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland