Mary Josephine C. Bautista


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.


ecological justice, knowledge, practices

Full Text:



Baxter, B. (2004). A theory of ecological justice. Routledge Publishing. New York. Retrieved from http://boks. on November 10, 2011.

Bower, G.H. & Hilgard, E.R. (1981). Theories of learning (5th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prentice Hall. 141- 157.

Guiang, E.S. (2004). Environmental analysis for USAID/ Philippines strategy for 2005−2009. EcoGov 1 Technical Report for USAID/Manila. Pasig City, Philippines. 111pp. Retrieved from https:// at_download/file on November 7, 2011.

Jugan, R. (1977). The health and environmental program and the community in Tabulan, Cebu. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. University of Visayas, Cebu City.

Low, N.P. and Gleeson, B. (1998). Justice, society, and nature: an exploration of political ecology. London, Routledge. 87-95.

Lucero, L. (1984). Student-teachers’ perceived knowledge of biological achievement test. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Rhodes, E. L. (2003). Environmental justice in America: a new paradigm. Bloomington, Indian University Press.

Schlosberg, D. (2007). Defining environmental justice: theories, movements, and nature. Oxford University Press.174-186.

Stephenson. K. (2004). What knowledge tears apart, networks make whole. Reprinted from Internal Communication Focus, no. 36. Retrieved from on Sept. 3, 2011.

Subong, P. (2005). Statistics for research. 1st Edition Manila, Rex Printing Company.127-139.

Tippins, D.J., Mueller, M.P., van Eijck, M. & Adams, J.D. (2010). Cultural studies and environmentalism: the confluence of ecojustice, place-based (science) education, and indigenous knowledge systems. Springer, Dordrecht ; London. 494pp.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (2007). Environmental Justice – Retrieved from http:// www.epa-gov.compliance/environmental justice/ index.html on November 7, 2011.

Unlas, M.L.C. (2000). Ecological knowledge and practices in the academe. Unpublished thesis. Cebu Normal University.Cebu City.


  • There are currently no refbacks.