Secondary School Students Knowledge, Understanding and Priorities in Climate Change Issues

Msemo, Rhoda Elimo (2015) Secondary School Students Knowledge, Understanding and Priorities in Climate Change Issues. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the students’ knowledge, understanding and priorities in climate change issues in Monduli District. The study was guided by three objectives namely, First to examine how much Form Three Students knew and understood the issues in climate change, secondly their priority areas which should be in their studies for better understanding of climate change issues. Finally, to assess how far they believed school knowledge on climate change issues can help them to handle climatic changes in their environment. This study based on the problems facing Monduli communities on their daily life style and whose hope is relaying on educating their children so that after completing their duties they will be beneficiaries of the acquired knowledge and skills so as to be able to solve their global climate – change crisis. Improving links between climate change education curriculum and country led poverty reduction strategies. This report is the study conducted in three secondary schools, namely Maasae Girls, Engutoto, and Makuyuni, with a sample of 327 form three students. The findings of this study showed that, 304 students in those secondary schools had little or no sufficient knowledge about the climate change issues, while 231 showed that it was very important for them to learn and understand the issues of climate changes. They also showed optimism in using school knowledge to improve environmental management. Therefore, it was recommended that the government through the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MOEVT) should make sure that knowledge on climate change issues was being introduced and taught early.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:50
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1196

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