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ERIC Number: EJ851671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Exploring Environmental Behaviours, Attitudes and Knowledge among University Students: Positioning the Concept of Sustainable Development within Malaysian Education
Idros, Sharifah Norhaidah Syed
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v29 n1 p79-97 Jun 2006
Movements such as the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (2002) together with the United Nations declaration of The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), 2005-2014 should see the increasing need for reorientation of the role of education within the sustainability agenda. Malaysia, unlike other nations, does not have an explicit sustainability education program or even environmental education in place for its school-goers although programs dedicated towards raising awareness and experiences with nature have been carried out within school co-curricular activities and also by non-governmental agencies. An obvious orientation towards an environmental paradigm would indicate a positive inclination to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle and this could be a good starting point for educators to develop a curriculum dedicated to this cause. An understanding of the nature of environmental problems thereby is fundamental for any approach to addressing their solutions and this necessitates the documentation of Malaysian students' present level of environmental consciousness and understanding of related concepts. Thus, this paper discusses the findings of a survey on university students' level of environmental attitudes, behaviours and knowledge and its implications for education in the light of sustainable development. (Contains 9 tables.)
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +011-60-4-658-3266; Fax: +011-60-4-657-2541; e-mail: director@recsam.edu.my; Web site: http://www.recsam.edu.my
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia