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TitleBarriers to managing environmental education projects in Alexandra township primary and secondary schools
AuthorMawela, Ailwei Solomon
SubjectBarriers
SubjectEnvironmental Education
SubjectPrimary and secondary schools
SubjectProject management
SubjectEducation
Subject333.7071068221
SubjectEnvironmental education -- Activity programs -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
SubjectEnvironmental policy -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
SubjectInterdisciplinary approach in education -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Case studies
SubjectAlexandra (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Date2018-04-12T12:31:02Z
Date2018-04-12T12:31:02Z
Date2016-06
Date2018-04-12
TypeThesis
Format1 online resource (xvi, 226 leaves) : illustrations (some color), 1 color map
AbstractSuccessful management of Environmental Education (EE) projects in schools is essential as it enhances teaching and learning in different subjects. The fact that EE is not a subject on its own, but is integrated into other subjects, has many detrimental effects with regard to the management of EE projects in schools. There are several barriers attached to the poor management of EE globally, in Africa and in South Africa. This study explored barriers to managing EE projects in Alexandra Township primary and secondary schools. This study was underpinned by total quality management theory. The research method used in the study followed a qualitative interpretative approach and data collection methods included a literature study, Participatory observation and open-ended questionnaires in order to examine the barriers to managing EE projects. Participants in the study were school principals, educators, subject facilitators and Institutional Development Support Officers (IDSOs). Findings indicated that, although school have EE projects, but there is a lack of competency and expertise in managing EE projects in schools. Non-governmental organisations are key role plays with expertise and competency in managing EE projects in schools. The study further indicated limited support offered by subject facilitators and IDSOs on how to manage EE projects in schools. However, there are number of factors that hinder successful management of EE projects in schools: these include lack of integration of EE into other subjects, lack of funds and other required resources, lack of time, and inadequate training. It was concluded that there were no systems in place that acted as a guideline for school principals and educators to overcome the barriers in EE project management in schools. It was concluded that school principals, educators and stakeholders, including subject facilitators and IDSO’s should work together in managing EE projects in schools. Hence, this study calls attention to the provision of in-service training for EE project management for school principals, educators, subject facilitators and IDSOs. Further, more relevant resources should be provided to schools in order to manage EE projects.
AbstractScience and Technology Education
AbstractD. Ed. (Didactics)
IdentifierMawela, Ailwei Solomon (2016) Barriers to managing environmental education projects in Alexandra township primary and secondary schools, University of South Africa, Pretoria,
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10500/23757