An Assessment of Social Studies Teachers Awareness and Attitudes to Environmental Education in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Mr. Itasanmi, Babalola Stephen

Abstract


The study assessed Social Studies teachers awareness and attitude perception of their role in fostering Environmental Awareness (EA) among Secondary School Students in Ibadan. Twenty-six secondary schools were selected with sixty-nine Social studies teachers. It assessed their awareness on attitude action, objectives focus of EA and methodology appropriate in teaching EA as well as their view on the role they are to play in EA. The study made use of primary source of data, using a likert type questionnaire which tested areas of attitude and practices with the descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings are based on 5% level of significance. The study identified no significant effect of gender, training in environmental awareness and experience in teaching social studies. It also revealed that teachers have positive attitude towards environmental education.


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