Influence of Location on Knowledge and Attitudes of Social Studies Teachers’ To Environmental Education in Junior Secondary School in Ekiti State, Nigeria

FASIKU, Adesola Mercy


The study determined influence of location on knowledge and attitude of social studies teachers’ to environmental education in junior secondary schools in Ekiti State. A descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted for the paper. The population was made up of all social studies teachers in junior secondary schools in Ekiti State and the sample consisted of one hundred and twenty-five social studies teachers. The multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select the sample. A self-designed questionnaire was used to gather information from the respondents. The data collected were analysed using percentage score and t-test analysis. The hypotheses raised were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result revealed that the social studies teachers in urban areas possessed full knowledge of environmental education and dispose positive attitudes than their counterparts in the rural areas. It was therefore recommended that social studies teachers in the rural areas should see the need to expose their students to some environmental challenges and also dispose positive attitude towards the environmental education. Also, the social studies teachers in the rural areas should be encouraged to attend conferences, seminars and workshops on environmental education so as to update their knowledge on environmental issues.

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