Departmental Bulletin Paper Primary School Children and Teachers’ Perceptions of Environmental Education in Surabaya, Indonesia

Kuwahara, Victor S.  ,  Kubo, Kaoru  ,  Toda, Tatsuki  ,  Slamet, Agus  ,  Trihadiningrum, Yulinah

(68)  , pp.113 - 135 , 2017-03-31 , 創価大学教育学部・教職大学院
Progress of environmental education in primary schools in emerging economies has become increasingly important in recent years. This qualitative study surveyed 6^th grade children and teachers from 11 public and private primary educational institutions in Surabaya, Indonesia to determine their respective conceptions towards environmental education. The results suggest that children are highly motivated to learn mathematics, science and environmental education, but are limited in practical skills and participation opportunities. Teachers also showed strong interest in environmental education and concern for regional environmental issues, but are primarily focused on an awareness and knowledge-centered approaches with low emphasis on participation and practical skills in this region.

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