ERIC Number: EJ884477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Environmental Literacy: A System of Best-Fit for Promoting Environmental Awareness in Low Literate Communities
Daudi, Sabiha S.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v7 n3 p76-82 2008
Environmental literacy has been defined in various ways: from acquisition of scientific knowledge to addressing environmental concerns through indigenous knowledge. Program planners and educators need to identify and employ strategies for inclusive program development where all stakeholders are given an equal opportunity to share their opinions as well as constraints. The barriers identified through such a process can then be negotiated in a more meaningful way by all involved. If participants can be encouraged to be actively involved not only in the planning processes but also in the implementation design of environmental programs, then this involvement could lead to better and longer lasting results for sustainable management of resources.
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Environmental Education, Program Development, Literacy, Best Practices, Educational Objectives, Community Involvement, Program Descriptions, Adult Literacy, Functional Literacy, Cultural Relevance, Participative Decision Making, Consciousness Raising
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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