KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES ON ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE OF EDUCATORS

Mary Josephine C. Bautista

Abstract


Ecological justice is now becoming a sine qua non for humans and nonhumans in the environment. The community should be aware of the ecojustice-oriented education. Students can be eco-justice-oriented citizens if their teachers are knowledgeable and advocating eco-justice themselves. Therefore, the researcher undertook the study among public school teachers in Panay and Guimaras during the academic year 2012-2013 to determine the levels of knowledge and practices on ecojustice and differences between them and some personal factors and relationship between knowledge and practices on eco-justice among educators. The researcher administered the questionnaires and conducted interviews and observations to the teachers. Quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS. Results indicated a “high” level of knowledge and a “desirable” level of practice on eco-justice. There was a significant difference in the level taught subgroups respective to knowledge about eco-justice. A significant difference were also observed between practice and sex and level taught. There was no significant relationship between knowledge and practice on eco-justice among educators. The “high” level of knowledge about eco-justice is due to vast and rich experiences of teachers. The “desirable” level of practice in eco-justice was due to their belief that environmental sustainability is worth doing.

Keywords


ecological justice, knowledge, practices

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