Environmental Education: The Philosophy of Greening the Curriculum
Studies have been done in various countries on the implementation of environmental education but the support from the top leadership has not been good. However environmental education is an important tool for sustainable development. The study is important to policy makers, educators and well as other stakeholders. The study used interviews and group discussions in generating data. It sought to establish the perceptions of the participants on environmental education. An ethnographic approach was adopted as the researcher spent a lot of time with respondents and also taking part in their activities. This approach was selected because it enabled the researcher to collect thick rich data that was validated through triangulating with what was collected from individual interviews and group discussions. Data was qualitatively analyzed. The results showed that some respondents seem to understand the importance of environmental education while some could not see its importance. The findings were of importance to all in the education fraternity as well as to the environmentalists. Use of the findings could change the mindset of the community through educating the learners. Therefor the findings of the study are important in redirecting the mindset of people towards environmental protection with regard to preservation and conservation.
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