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ERIC Number: EJ854993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
The Role of Environmental Education in Compulsory Education: The Case of Mathematics Textbooks in Greece
Spiropoulou, Dimitra; Roussos, George; Voutirakis, John
International Education Journal, v6 n3 p400-406 Jul 2005
School plays an important role in the formation of children's positive attitudes towards the environment. Mathematics textbooks also play an important role in environmental education, because environmental problems have two distinct features: the quality and the quantity of environmental resources. It is well known that as students go higher in their education they often show a negative attitude toward mathematics. One possible reason for this is that mathematics contains many abstract concepts. Another reason is that students think that mathematics has nothing to do with their everyday needs. In this study research is conducted on the frequency of environmental topics in selected Greek mathematics textbooks. The results show that there are some environmental topics, but the way they appear does not help students forming positive attitudes towards the environment. (Contains 1 footnote and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece