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A Study on Ways to Environmental Values Education from Appropriateness Expression Analysis of Sentences on Environmental Education Textbooks (환경교과서의 당위적 표현 분석을 통한 환경 가치 교육 방안에 대한 고찰)

  • Cho, Seong-Hoa;Choi, Don-Hyung
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.24 no.3
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    • pp.26-33
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    • 2011
  • In this study, we discuss ways to environmental values education from sentences on environmental education textbooks. Values education is very important territory in environmental education. But school environmental education has some different idea about how to teach that. One way is to teach directly. The other way is to teach in a roundabout way. These days many researches said that roundabout way is better. The purpose of this study is to find out good ways to values education in environmental education. So we analyzed sentences on four environmental education textbooks of middle school. The analysis is limited body of textbooks. And we found immediate appropriateness expression for values education. The study results are as follows. There are 420 immediate expression in textbooks. That is 11% of whole expressions. And 6 big Units of textbooks have not difference about that expression. Most last sentences of class are immediate expressions. So authors of textbook will have mind about good values education method. One method is to use many interrogative sentences. Interrogative sentences help that student have values of themselves.

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A Study on the Environmental Values of Students at the Level of Secondary Schools in Seoul (청소년의 환경가치에 대한 연구 -서울 시내 중.고등학생을 사례로)

  • 주형선;김종욱
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.81-91
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    • 2001
  • The importance of values has been emphasized in the aspect of the cause and solution of environmental problems. It is suggested that educational programs designed to increase environmental concern should be focused on ecocentric values. To do this, it is a prerequisite to understand the level of learners'environmental value. This study measured the level of environmental values of students in secondary schools in Seoul and identified relationship with its variables such as belief, the degree of identification, and environmental experience. We discussed on how to improve the environmental education in the aspects of fostering ecocentric values from the results of this study.

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The Moderating Effects of Retailers' Green Practices upon Customer Environmental Values and Organic Food Purchasing Intention

  • Cho, Meehee;Bonn, Mark A.;Kang, Sora
    • The Journal of Distribution Science
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    • v.13 no.11
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    • pp.5-13
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    • 2015
  • Purpose - The purpose of this study is to understand how retailers' green practices influence customer environmental values and their organic food purchasing intention. Research design, data, and methodology - Data were collected from randomly intercepting retail shoppers (n=719) departing from 33 retail stores selling organic food products located in Florida, USA. U.S. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, CFA and Hierarchical regression analyses. Results - Results documented that customer environmental values (social-altruistic values and biospheric values) were determinants of organic food purchasing intention. Retailers' green practices representing'green self-governance'were found to significantly enhance the effects of customer environmental values upon organic food purchasing intention. Conclusions - This study successfully demonstrated that customers'willingness to purchase eco-friendly products can be greatly increased when having a positive perceptions toward retailers'green practices such as environmental friendly waste management, environmental improvement of packaging, taking back packaging and recovery of the company's end-of-life products.

Risk and culture: variations in dioxin risk perceptions, behavioral preferences among social groups in South Korea

  • Park, Seohyun;Kim, Jong Guk
    • Environmental health and toxicology
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    • v.29
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    • pp.13.1-13.11
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    • 2014
  • Objectives This study examined variations in the perceptions of dioxin risk among social groups defined by geographical living location, environmental education, and occupation. Dioxin risk perceptions were analyzed according to values, risk awareness, knowledge, and behavioral preferences. Methods A quasi-experimental survey was designed and conducted on individuals from seven experimental groups in Jeonju city, South Korea, including: people living near incineration facilities; people living far from incineration facilities; governmental experts; non-governmental organization members; office workers in developmental institutes or banks; students who were enrolled in environmental-related classes; and students who were enrolled in business-related classes. Results The results show variations among groups in values, awareness and behavioral preferences. Particular attention should be given to the result that groups with higher connectedness-to-nature values show higher willingness-to-act (WTA) for risk reduction. Result s can be summarized as follows. First, awareness is associated with one's geographical setting. Second, values and WTA behaviors are related to one's environmental-related education and occupation. Third, values are significantly related to WTA behaviors. Conclusions Different cultures, in terms of values or worldview, among groups influence their perceptions of dioxin risk and choices of risk reduction behaviors. It is important to consider values in communicating complicated long-term risk management involving public participation. Further research should be continuously conducted on the effects of multiple dimensions of values on one's WTA for risk reduction behaviors.

The Development of Modular Program for Environmental Values Education (환경가치교육을 위한 모듈식 프로그램 개발)

  • Park, Mie-Jeong;Choi, Byung-Mo
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.51-64
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    • 2003
  • The ultimate objective of environmental education is to develop characteristics of the affective domain being the basis for environmental behavior. As this need, the researchers developed a modular program for environmental values education suited elementary school's actuality. In practice of program development, researchers analyzed the contents of environmental education in current curriculum. Researchers set up development principles of modular program according to the level of elementary moral development. The system of this modular program consists of three levels like environmental awareness, environmental literacy, environmental responsibility, and each module is made up of three subjects representing these levels. So this modular program is classified with three level's modular group like low grade, center grade, and high grade. And set in array after selecting value strategies suited each grade level. The expectant effects of this program for environmental values education are as follows: Students form sound environmental values and attitudes for environment through various strategies that develop environmental awareness and environmental literacy. And those strategies provides various experiences to construct knowledge, value, and attitude about environment by oneself working together with teacher. So teacher and students can utilize easily at school or in nature. Besides, since it relates with single environmental problem from awareness to participation about environment, teachers can conduct elementary environmental curriculum more systematically and effectively.

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A Study on the Development of a Model in the Environmental Ethics Education for Eco-centred Life Values (생태중심 생명가치관 확립을 위한 환경윤리교육의 모형 개발에 관한 연구)

  • 조용개
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.1-18
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    • 2001
  • The purpose of this study is to research new paradigms of environmental ethics and environmental ethics education to overcome ecological crisis and to develop an alternative model of systematic environmental ethics education for establishing eco-centred life values. According to deep ecologists, they assert the necessity of basic reorientation of crucial components of present political, economic and social orders to overcome ecological crisis today. This means the movement from the mechanistic worldview to the ecological worldview and the shift from Dominant Social Paradigm(DSP) to New Ecological Paradigm(NEP). Environmental ethics education should be 'eco-centred environmental ethics education'which makes some contribution to overcome ecological crisis and to create new alternatives. Also it should be not a simple behavior change but 'eco-centred environmental ethics education', what is called, as 'ecological literacy education'which changes the views of values, thoughts and attitudes etc. In this, as a new social curriculum, 'ecological literacy education'means to cultivate the ability which can recognize environmental problems correctly and to overcome ecological crisis wisely we face with today. To perform this ecological environmental ethics education, we suggested 'eco-centred life values', we place a criterion of moral value judgment according to 'ecological conscience'on 'life', and we presented 'an alternative model of environmental ethics education' giving consideration to human being, nature and environment at the same time.

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A Qualitative Understanding of the Critical Opinion and Environmental Values of College Students meeting the Young-Wall Dam Issue (영월댐 건설 문제를 둘러 싼 환경교육과 학생들의 비판적 견해와 환경가치에 대한 정성적 이해)

  • 구수정
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.276-293
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    • 1999
  • An environmentally hot issue has arisen from the plan of Young-Wall Dam Construction at Tong river in Korea lately. The point at issue is which value is bigger between the water conservation for human use in future and the ecosystem protection for the intrinsic value of nature including animals and plants there. The purpose of this study is in the qualitative understanding of college students' critical thinking ability and opinion and the environmental values of them through the analysis of their writings. Various environmental values written in the 7th revised national curriculum of Korea are used as a criteria to investigate students' environmental values in their written opinions. Various environmental values are shown up to be handled such as the anthropocentrism, ecocentrism, pro-technology etc. Students of Dept. of Environment Teaching in the Kongju National University are the subject of this study. It shows that they have a deep understanding of the Young-Wall Dam issue and assert their opinions objectively and critically. Most of them(89.5%, n=17) are against the constructional plan of the Young-Wall Dam. Students who are for the plan are proved to have pro-technology value only and the others who are against to have various values including deer ecology.

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An Analysis of Environmental Values Written in Energy.Environment Inquiry Activity Contest Reports of Elementary School Teams ("에너지.환경 탐구대회" 초등팀 탐구 활동 소개 및 보고서에 진술된 환경 가치 분석)

  • 구수정;김영신;정완호
    • Hwankyungkyoyuk
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.75-86
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    • 2000
  • The purpose of this study is to analyze the content of environmental inquiry activities and values of elementary school students written in their reports of the Energy Environment Inquiry Activity Contest which is a unit contest of the Youth Science Festival held annually in Korea and get some ideas for the valuable way of Korean environmental education. 10 teams' reports were gathered and the locality, class study area, inquiry theme, inquiry method and values were analyzed and introduced as case studies to get some insights to teach elementary school students environmental values through inquiry activities of science subject approach. Each teams set various inquiry themes in the content domain of energy resources and earth environment conservation focusing on each team's geographical characteristics and occurring environmental problems in their local areas. There were 16 sentences representing technocentrism and 12 sentences representing ecocentrism. 5 of 10 teams showed both of technocentrism and ecocentrism in their reports. But their was only scientific knowledge without any environmental values in one team's report. Inquiry activity is a good teaching-learning method to develop environmental literacy. There should be environmental values involved as far as it is the environmental inquiry activities using environmental subject matter. The result of this study proposes that environmental educators should actively intervene for inquirers to set a stage in the whole process to search for an alternative to solve environmental problems involved in their project activities. The reason is because the environmental education in the elementary school is established to operate by the infusion way into various subjects already existed in the Korean curriculum.

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In situ measurement-based partitioning behavior of perfluoroalkyl acids in the atmosphere

  • Kim, Seung-Kyu;Li, Donghao;Kannan, Kurunthachalam
    • Environmental Engineering Research
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.281-289
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    • 2020
  • Environmental fate of ionizable organic pollutants such as perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are of increasing interest but has not been well understood because of uncertain values for parameters related with atmospheric interphase partitioning behavior. In the present study, not only the values for air-water partition coefficient (KAW) and dissociation constant (pKa) of PFAAs were induced by adjusting to in situ measurements of air-water distribution coefficient between vapor phase and rainwater but also gas-particle partition coefficients were also estimated using three-phase partitioning model of ionizable organic pollutants, in situ measurements of PFAAs in aerosol and air vapor phase, and obtained parameter values. The pKa values of PFAAs we obtained were close to the minimum values suggested in literature except for perfluorooctane sulfonic acids, and COSMOtherm-modeled KAW values were assessed to more appropriate among suggested values. When applying parameter values we obtained, it was predicted that air particle-associated fate and transport of PFAAs could be negligible and PFAAs could distribute ubiquitously along the transection from urban to rural region by pH-dependent phase transfer in air. Our study is expected to have some implications in prediction of the environmental redistribution of other ionizable organic compounds.

Applicability of the HPLC Method for the Estimation of Octanol/water Partition Coefficient to Pesticides of Domestic Use (국내 사용 농약을 대상으로 한 HPLC 방법에 의한 옥탄올/물 분배계수 추정법의 적용성 검토)

  • Kim, Kyun;Kwon, Jin-Wook;Kim, Yong-Hwa
    • Environmental health and toxicology
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    • v.16 no.4
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    • pp.189-196
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    • 2001
  • Octanol/water partition coefficients of 52 chemicals were calculated using RP-HPLC estimation method and predicted by computer program, PCHEM. The result showed relationship between literature values and RP-HPLC observed values (relative coefficient r$^2$=0.916), but the relationship of PCHEM values with literature values was lower than RP-HPLC value (relative coefficient r$^2$=0.795). The average difference in partition coefficient between the RP-HPLC method and flask-shaking method was log Kow=0.54, while the average difference between the values predicted form the computer program and flask- shaking method was log Kow = 0.36 Compared to octanol/water partition coefficients by 3 methods (Flask-shaking, RP-HPLC, computer prediction), the octanol/water partition coefficient values based on the flask-shaking method were very similar to the literature values, while the octanol/water partition coefficient values by RP-HPLC method without to consider the dead time, and computer prediction values did not significantly differ with the literature values.

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