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A Survey on the Consciousness of Middle School Students in Jeju City on the Environmental Education

제주시 지역 중학교 학생들의 환경교육에 대한 의식 조사

  • Zhin, Kook-Lhim (Jeju Hallim Girl's Middle School) ;
  • Oh, Soon-Ja (Department of Life Science & Research Institute for Basic Sciences, Cheju National University) ;
  • Koh, Seok-Chan (Department of Life Science & Research Institute for Basic Sciences, Cheju National University)
  • 진국림 (제주한림여자중학교) ;
  • 오순자 (제주대학교 생명과학과.기초과학연구소) ;
  • 고석찬 (제주대학교 생명과학과.기초과학연구소)
  • Published : 2008.12.31

Abstract

This study was investigated on the consciousness of middle school students in Jeju city about the environmental education through questionnaire, in order to understand the actual conditions of environmental education and to find out the solutions about them. Middle 'school students responded that environmental education in school was taken at the class for the special activity or voluntary service, not in regular class and was worked as in the form of the field trip. They generally obtain the knowledge and informations on the environmental problems from mass media such as TV, radio and newspaper than from regular environment class in school. And 36.0% of students perceive that environmental education is needed as a regular class and 31.3% of students perceive that the regular class in school is effective to the environmental education. These results suggest that many students are interested in the regular environment class in school. However, the most of students responded that the regular environment class in school is not worked or is not worked at all, suggesting that the environmental education in middle school is not worked effectively. Most of students prefer to take the environment class in the form of observation or field trip, and they think that observation or field trip is more effective to obtain environmental informations. In conclusion, the special activity such as observation or field trip needs to be supplemented to regular environment class in order to improve the environmental education in middle school more effectively.

Keywords

Environmental education;Middle school;Jeju City;Field trip

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