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ERIC Number: EJ917886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Environmental Literacy among Preservice Social Studies Teachers: A Review of the Nigerian Experience
Ogunyemi, Biodun; Ifegbesan, Ayodeji
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v10 n1 p7-19 2011
This mini-survey assessed the environmental literacy level of preservice teachers in a Nigerian university through 199 social studies teacher-trainees. It found a high level of awareness/knowledge on local environmental problems but low level on global environmental issues. Although a positive disposition toward environmental issues was demonstrated, evidence of knowledge gap which could hinder environmental stewardship was also noticed. The preservice teachers did not significantly differ in their knowledge of environmental issues and problems based on gender and mode of entry but differed in disposition toward same by gender and mode of entry. Some implications for teacher education are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria