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ERIC Number: EJ866766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Contributions of Environmental Clubs toward Improved Environmental Programs in Selected Secondary Schools in Ibadan, Nigeria
Ana, G. R. E. E.; Oloruntoba, E. O.; Sridhar, M. K. C.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v8 n2 p94-104 2009
The descriptive cross-sectional study assessed contributions of Youth Environmental Scout (YES) clubs toward sustainable environmental programs in selected schools in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria. It involved administration of questionnaires, in-depth interviews and observation checklists and results were analyzed using SPSS 10 software package. Results indicated deplorable state of infrastructure particularly basic amenities like water, excreta disposal, and waste management. Noise pollution was mainly due to vehicular traffic (40, 40%). However, Environmental Awareness (EA) in the three schools studied increased dramatically since the establishment of YES clubs. Waste recycling was found to be significantly associated (p less than 0.001) with the level of environmental awareness. Therefore, having YES clubs in schools would increase awareness and good environmental practices which key elements of environmental education. (Contains 3 tables and 6 figures.)
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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: Nigeria