An assessment of Korean students’ environmental literacy

Dong Hee Shin, Hye-Eun Chu, Eun Ah Lee, Hee Ryung Ko, Moon Nam Lee, Byeong Mee Min, Kyung Hee Kang

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Abstract

This study was initiated to understand what students know, how they feel, and how they act in the perspectives of environmental literacy. This study takes it a very serious problem that there has been no data about Korean students’status of environmental literacy so far. Based on the correct diagnosis of Korean students’ environmental literacy, environmental education in Korea, including national curriculum, teaching materials and strategy, would take the right way. This study accepts Simmon (1995)’s framework of environmental literacy, consisting of 5 areas, environmental knowledge, skills, affect, and behavior, which is consistent with general goals of environmental education. This study analyzed the relationship between areas in environmental literacy and factors contributing to improving students’ environmental literacy. This study also checked which factors, including age, gender, parents’ schooling, environmental education in schools, and students’ science-related attributes, contributed to improving students’ environmental literacy. The results of this study will help science educators keep in mind how important it is to teach science from the perspectives of environmental literacy.
LanguageEnglish
Pages358-364
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Korean Earth Science Society
Volume26
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Shin, D. H., Chu, H-E., Lee, E. A., Ko, H. R., Lee, M. N., Min, B. M., & Kang, K. H. (2005). An assessment of Korean students’ environmental literacy. Journal of the Korean Earth Science Society, 26(4), 358-364.
Shin, Dong Hee ; Chu, Hye-Eun ; Lee, Eun Ah ; Ko, Hee Ryung ; Lee, Moon Nam ; Min, Byeong Mee ; Kang, Kyung Hee. / An assessment of Korean students’ environmental literacy. In: Journal of the Korean Earth Science Society. 2005 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 358-364.
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An assessment of Korean students’ environmental literacy. / Shin, Dong Hee; Chu, Hye-Eun; Lee, Eun Ah; Ko, Hee Ryung; Lee, Moon Nam; Min, Byeong Mee; Kang, Kyung Hee.

In: Journal of the Korean Earth Science Society, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2005, p. 358-364.

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