Examining environmental education and awareness among girls in higher secondary schools: A case study of Jhansi city, U.P., India
Vinit Kumar1, Krishna Kumar Yadav1, Neha Gupta1, Neerja Gautam1 and Sanjay Kumar Vishwakarma2
1- Institute of Environment and Development Studies, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, U.P., India
2- Department of Biotechnology, Microtek Institute of Technology and Management, Varanasi, U.P., India
The present study attempts to study the level of environmental education and awareness among higher secondary students of different colleges of Jhansi city. A questionnaire was distributed to 803 students constituted 295 of IX standard, 205 of X standard, 143 of XI standard and 160 of XII standard. The questionnaire was based on various elements of environment. The data was collected and analyzed statistically by using “One-way ANOVA.” Level of knowledge among different group of students was significant. The students of higher standard had more knowledge as compared to the preceding one. The status of environmental education and awareness was found not satisfactory as the student advances in next class, their age and mental level of understanding also improves and there is an immediate need to start awareness program for students and teachers as well.
Keywords: Awareness, environmental education, higher secondary, standard, students
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