“Environmental awareness among B.Ed student teachers of Gulbarga city”

Sushma N Jogan

Abstract


The present investigation was conducted to provide information about the level of environmental attitude of student teachers of Gulbarga city. The major problem of the world is environmental degradation. Both developing and developed countries are facing these problems. To combat this menace, we should become environmentally aware and sensitive. Environmental awareness is an integral part of the movement’s success. By teaching our students, family and friends that the physical environment is fragile and indispensable we can begin fixing the problems that threaten it. In formal system of education, teaching of environmental education not only depends upon curriculum and other facilities but also the quality of teachers in terms of knowledge, awareness, attitude and skills relating to environmental education. Teacher plays a vital role in developing enviable attitude towards awareness of environment among students. Due to intervention of human beings, the delicate ecosystem of our planet is facing the danger of destruction of natural environment. For the study 240 samples were chosen randomly. Survey method has been adopted. In order to adhere the objective data were collected and analyzed by using TEAS (Taj Environmental Attitude Scale) and paired sample t test in SPSS. The findings revealed that level of environmental awareness is high among B.Ed student teachers. It is concluded that there is significant difference found in the environmental attitude among B.Ed student teachers. It is suggested that environmental education should be made compulsory in their curriculum.


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