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The Effects of Environmental Education on Basic Schools’ Learners In Khartoum State

The Effects of Environmental Education on Basic Schools’ Learners In Khartoum State

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Title: The Effects of Environmental Education on Basic Schools’ Learners In Khartoum State
Author: Osman, Zeinab Mohammed Nour
Abstract: This research aimed to answer the question “How effective is the EE curriculum in Sudan basic schools in influencing learners‟ behavior towards environmental sustainability? The study was designed to evaluate the impact of EE curriculum content and EE teachers‟ perception and competence in influencing learners‟ behavior. Data were collected from 100 different socio-economic basic Schools, governmental, standard and private in Khartoum during July-August 2012 by structured questionnaire. The sample size consisted of 300 EE teachers from Khartoum, Bahry and Omdurman basic schools. Teachers‟ knowledge, training and perspectives in EE were specifically addressed by the questionnaire (Annex A).The data collected was analysed with the statistical package for social science (SPSS). Both inferential and descriptive statistics were used in the analysis of data. A parametric test of Chi-square has been used to test research hypotheses. The result of the first hypothesis was significant where 135(45.4%) of the respondents perceive EE curriculum contents as; “good” in positively influencing learners‟ behaviour. The second hypothesis which tests the association between socio-economic status of schools and the effectiveness EE curriculum delivery, one-sample t- test has been used to test the significance of the results. The 𝜌-value was > 0.05 indicating insignificant result. To test the third hypothesis, cross tabulation has been made between the perceptions of the teacher about the effectiveness of EE in influencing learners‟ behavior and teachers‟ demographic factors, with chi-square test used to validate the results. Test value was 0.124 indicating that there was no statistically significant relationship between teachers‟ demographic factors and learners‟ environmental positive behavior.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/16953
Date: 2015-11-11


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