The Role Of Health and Environment Curriculum in Developing Environmental Awareness Of Ninth Grade Basic Students in Governmental Schools Of Qalqilia Governorate According To Teachers and Students Point Of View

Year: 
2015
Discussion Committee: 
Prof. Alam Adeen Khateeb/supervisor
Dr. Abdallah Beharat/external examiner
Dr. Souheil Salhah/internal examinr
Supervisors: 
Prof. Alam Adeen Khateeb/supervisor
Authors: 
Randa Ali Saed Barakat
Abstract: 
The study aimed at exploring the role of health and environment science curriculum in developing environmental awareness of ninth grade students in governmental schools in qalqilia district from teachers and students perspectives. The study also aimed at investigating the role of health and environment science curriculum in developing the environmental awareness of basic ninth grade students according to gender, place of residence, specialization, age and the academic qualification variables of teachers in one hand and the level of students environmental awareness according to their gender, place of residence and accumulative average variables. In order to achieve the aims of the study, the descriptive analytic approach has been implemented, in which the researcher has designed a questionnaire broken into three components including: (Awareness component, behavioral component, sentimental component). The questionnaire has been distributed on all male and female teacher who teach Health and Environment Science course in order to investigate the role of Health and Environment Science curriculum in developing environmental awareness of students from their own perspective. Additionally, a test has been designed to measure students environmental awareness which is divided into three aspect which are: (awareness domain, behavioral domain and sentimental domain). The validity and credibility of the instrument has been achieved. The sample of the study included (48) male and female teachers who resemble the whole study community of the male and female teachers who teach Health and Environment Science curriculum. The study included (335) male and female students who form (16%) of the population of the study number which is (2010) students. The researcher used percent means, Standard Deviations and the percent means of the responses of the population of the study to the questionnaire items and components. Moreover, (T) test has been implemented for testing two independent samples to check gender, place of residence variable, and one way variance analysis for testing the hypothesis which are concerned with age, specialization and academic qualification variables, while Cronbach Alpha equation was implemented for measuring internal consistency for the two study instruments and Scheffe Post Hoctest for testing comparative dimensionality. The result of the study proved that the role of Health and Environment Science curriculum in developing environmental awareness from teachers perspective was very high in the awareness, behavioral, sentimental components and total degree. Besides, the results of the study showed that there are no statistical significant differences in the role of the curriculum of Health and Environment Science in developing environmental awareness of the ninth grade students according to teachers’ gender and age. There are also no differences in the role of the curriculum of Health and Environment Science in developing environmental awareness for the ninth grade students according to academic qualification in the awareness and behavioral domains and the total degree while there are differences in the role of the curriculum in the sentimental domain in favor of the Diploma holders. The results relate to the teachers proved that there are no statistical significant differences in the role of Health and Environment Science curriculum in developing environmental awareness of the ninth grade students related to the place of residence variable in the behavioral and sentimental domains and the total degree, while there is a statistical significant difference in the awareness domain in favor of the city residents teachers. There were no statistical significant differences in the role of Health and Environment Science curriculum in developing environmental awareness of the ninth grade students related to teachers’ specialization. The results concerning students proved that there are no statistical significant differences at the significance level (a =0.05) between the means of the environmental awareness of the ninth grade students related to gender variable, while there are no statistical significant differences at the significance level (a=0.05) between the means of the environmental awareness of the basic ninth grade students related to place of residence variable in the behavioral domain, and there are statistical significant differences in the awareness and sentimental domains and the total degree of the environmental awareness in favor of village students.The results of the study also proved that there are no statistical significant differences at the significance level (a=0.05) between the means of the environmental awareness of the ninth grade students related to accumulative average variable in the behavioral domain while there are significant differences in both the awareness and sentimental domains and the total degree in favor ofExcellent .
Pages Count: 
160
Status: 
Published