International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 2 Issue 4 2012           Pages:2223- 2233

An appraisal of environmental education in higher school education system: A case study of North Bengal, India

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Somenath Halder  Asst. Professor, Kaliachak College, Malda, W.B


Environmental education (EE) is become a key to solve environmental problems and key to maintain sustainability globally. This present study is an attempt to appraise the status of EE in higher school education system in India, especially in North Bengal. The source of the data of this empirical study is from field supported by random sampling survey. In the field survey few selective parameters are examined like frequency of environmental class, frequency of practical class regarding environment studies, frequency of field observation class or nature study, type of teaching methodology used, type of evaluation system etc. The collected data are tabulated and computed applying simple statistical tools. The status of EE in higher school education system is really not satisfactory and there is a need to standardized and upgrade the education system as a whole.

Keywords: Environmental education (EE); environmental studies (ES); teaching and learning material (TLM); field observation; educational status index

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.00202030105

© 2012 Copyright Somenath Halder, licensee IPA.This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (2.0) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The electronic version of the article can be downloaded below.

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