Environmental education in Malaysia, progresses and challenges ahead (Review)

Zarrintaj Aminrad, Sharifah Zarina Binti Sayed Zakariya, Abdul Samad Hadi, Mahyar Sakari

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews public awareness, knowledge and attitude on environmental aspects in Malaysian educational system and highlights gaps and challenges. The review found that however environmental education components were existed in various sources within the existing educational system; there are still huge gaps on public awareness in Malaysia. The educational system needs to invest more on teachers who are involved in related topics. Teachers would play an important role to increase the public awareness throughout students in primary and secondary schools. This is concluded that more effectiveness of environmental educational system relies on integrity of topics in one independent subject rather than appearances in various subjects. Students would perform an acceptable level of understanding if topics are being actively taught practically in which trainees experience tangible issues than theoretical. Budget however is always concerned in various countries; Malaysia demonstrated a good economic growth that facilitates enough financial allocation if government is convinced to approach towards sustainable development.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1149-1154
    Number of pages6
    JournalLife Science Journal
    Volume9
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2012

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    Malaysia
    Education
    Students
    Economic Development
    Conservation of Natural Resources
    Budgets
    Sustainable development
    Economics

    Keywords

    • Attitude
    • Awareness
    • Environmental education
    • Knowledge
    • Malaysian school system

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Aminrad, Z., Zakariya, S. Z. B. S., Hadi, A. S., & Sakari, M. (2012). Environmental education in Malaysia, progresses and challenges ahead (Review). Life Science Journal, 9(2), 1149-1154.

    Environmental education in Malaysia, progresses and challenges ahead (Review). / Aminrad, Zarrintaj; Zakariya, Sharifah Zarina Binti Sayed; Hadi, Abdul Samad; Sakari, Mahyar.

    In: Life Science Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 25.06.2012, p. 1149-1154.

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    Aminrad, Z, Zakariya, SZBS, Hadi, AS & Sakari, M 2012, 'Environmental education in Malaysia, progresses and challenges ahead (Review)', Life Science Journal, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 1149-1154.
    Aminrad Z, Zakariya SZBS, Hadi AS, Sakari M. Environmental education in Malaysia, progresses and challenges ahead (Review). Life Science Journal. 2012 Jun 25;9(2):1149-1154.
    Aminrad, Zarrintaj ; Zakariya, Sharifah Zarina Binti Sayed ; Hadi, Abdul Samad ; Sakari, Mahyar. / Environmental education in Malaysia, progresses and challenges ahead (Review). In: Life Science Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 1149-1154.
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