A key to successful environmental education: Teacher trainees' attitude, behaviour, and knowledge

Chung Wai Kevin LUI, Po Keung Eric TSANG, Sing Lai CHAN

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Abstract

The present study is unique in being one of the few conducted with the teacher trainees in Hong Kong to gather and analyze relevant data related to environmental education. In this regards, this study aims to investigate (i) the environmental worldviews, (ii) the environmental dispositions, (iii) the perception on the urgency of major local and global issues, (iv) perception towards various environmental protection issues, (v) various aspects of green behavior, (vi) environmental knowledge and (vii) the related academic background, of the teacher trainees of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The research method adopted is basically quantitative, in which a set of questionnaire serves as the measuring instrument to access the teacher trainees' environmental attitudes, behavior and knowledge. These findings will provide useful information for curriculum development purposes such as developing relevant and appropriate teaching content, strategies and methods for new and existing environmentally related modules. Copyright © 2000 New Horizons in Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
JournalNew Horizons in Education
Volume41
Publication statusPublished - May 2000

Citation

Lui, K. C. W., Tsang, E. P. K., & Chan, S. L. (2000). A key to successful environmental education: Teacher trainees' attitude, behaviour, and knowledge. New Horizons in Education, 41, 1-18.

Keywords

  • Environmental education
  • Teacher trainees
  • Attitudes
  • Worldview
  • 環境教育成功的關鍵:師範學員之態度、行為及知識

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