Environmental Education Awareness and Implementation in Secondary Schools in Tanzania: A Case of Sumbawanga Municipality.

Cyprian, Albert (2022) Environmental Education Awareness and Implementation in Secondary Schools in Tanzania: A Case of Sumbawanga Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The main focus of this study was to examine Environmental education (EE) awareness and implementation in secondary schools in Tanzania. Specifically, the study aimed at identifying students’ and teachers’ conceptions on Environmental Education, evaluation of the ways employed for implementation and the challenges for the EE implementation. This study employed survey research design to assess the awareness EE in secondary schools in Tanzania. The study used a random sample of 133 respondents so as to attain the intended goals. The instruments for data collection were questionnaire, interviews, observation, and documentary review. The findings revealed different conceptions of teachers and students on EE. According to the Tanzania education and training policy EE has to be integrated into all subjects. Although EE is integrated in secondary school curriculum, its implementation is not well achieved. Respondents claimed that what is taught as EE in the subjects contents do not influence behavioral, and attitudinal change towards EE for sustainable development. Respondents suggested that EE should be taught as independent subject so as to give much time of concentration and its implementation. The government is advised to make intensive follow-up to make sure what intended in EE is achieved, and make sure the schools establishes common guiding policy towards EE implementation to avoid disparity in EE implementation. Through proper implementation of EE, awareness rising is expected, hence the budget allocated in secondary schools should take into considerations the EE in order to make sure enough facilities and all resources are available at the right time. Less consideration of EE will lead the environment not to be a safe place for living. Keywords: Nature study, Secondary Education and Community

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 05 May 2023 07:09
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 07:09
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3605

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