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Title: Conservation of Natural Resource for Sustainable Development: Assessing Students Awareness and Attitude in Northern Shewa Zone in Molale and Mehalmeda Schools
Authors: Mazengia, Shimelis
Advisors: Dr Teklehaymanot Hailesilasse
Keywords: Geography and environmental education
Copyright: Mar-2010
Date Added: 10-May-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The main objective of this study is to show whether or not the education currently given in schools has brought change in awareness and attitude among students to influence conservation of natural resources for sustainable development in Northern Shewa Zone in Molale and MehalMeda schools. More specifically to show the effect of schooling on conservation of natural resource for sustainable development, to assess student’s level of awareness about conservation of natural resource and issues related to natural resource problems, to assess student’s attitude about conservation of natural resource, to explore difference in awareness and attitude among students in terms of Gender difference, Place of residence (Urban and Rural) and Grade levels (grade nine and Eleven). The study incorporates both qualitative and quantitative methods. Student’s text books that emphasize natural resource conservation were assessed from grade five to ten to assess whether or not student’s had the necessary environmental education in their formal learning. A field study was also conducted so as to generate primary data. An awareness test and attitude scale were developed and administered to investigate respondent’s awareness and attitude about environmental issues. About 565 students and 120 parent were took part. The selection of students in the study considers grade nine and grade eleven including male and female students both from rural and urban center. Similarly the selection of parent considers male and female both from rural and urban center. The result using one way analysis of variance indicates statistically significant difference both in awareness and attitude of respondents. Students are found less in their awareness and attitude about conservation of natural resource for sustainable development compared with those out of school parent. Thus it is concluded that the education currently given in schools has not brought the expected change in awareness and attitude among students to influence conservation of natural resource for sustainable development in the study area.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2896
Appears in:Thesis - Geography & Environmental Education

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