International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 1 (2013), No. 3, Pages 38-50

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v1i3p38

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Assessment of Environmental Professional Awareness of Climate Change: Implication for Climate Change Education

Adekunle Olatumile1 

1Department of Arts Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria

URL: https://doi.org/10.12735/ier.v1i3p38

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Abstract

Environmental professional are supposed to serve as climate change extension agents, and it is a fact that one cannot give what one does not have. The study is carried out with a view to assessing the level of environmental professional awareness of climate change and coming up with a framework for climate change education. Findings of the study showed that majority of the respondents were not exposed to programmes and activities that could get them acquainted with current issues on climate change and as such they did not believe that they could abate the effects of climate change. The level of awareness of the respondents on climate change was not all that encouraging. Age and gender did not significantly influence environmental professional’s awareness of climate change. Based on these findings the paper suggested among others a framework for climate change education, based on the ideal contents, the tools and methods for such education as well as the networking that should exist among stakeholders.

Keywords: adaptation, attitudinal change, awareness, climate change, global warming, mitigation

To Cite this Article: Olatumile, A. (2013). Assessment of environmental professional awareness of climate change: implication for climate change education. International Education Research, 1(3), 38-50. https://doi.org/10.12735/ier.v1i3p38

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