AN ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION LITERACY: A STUDY OF PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS
For the people all over the world, alarming issues are related to environment. The community can deal with environmental challenges and issues if the people are environmentally literate. Current study examines environmental literacy and its relationship with other variables including participation, awareness and knowledge. The objectives of the study were to: i) investigate the prospective teachers’ environmental literacy level. ii) explore the prospective teachers’ awareness ,participation and knowledge about environment. iii) compare male and female prospective teachers’ environmental literacy level. All the B.S Ed students studying at federal college of education were population of the study and simple random sampling technique was used for the selection of sample. The data were collected from B.SEd students and were analyzed through independent variable which was gender and dependent variable including three environmental literacy components those are knowledge, awareness and participation. The environmental literacy and the effect of environmental participation, awareness and knowledge on environmental literacy was analyzed through percentage, means score and t-test. The study concluded that for environmental literacy both the male and female prospective teachers have same attitude. Moreover, there is need to increase the environmental literacy generation as the environmental problems are increasing along with industrialization. In the light of current study it is recommended that training programs at different levels may be devised in order to improve environmental literacy.
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