BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1Background of the Study
Environmental degradation has been identified as a major crisis across the globe.
Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion
of resources such as air, water and soil, the destruction of ecosystems,
habitat destruction, the extinction of wildlife and pollution. When natural habitats are
destroyed or natural resources are depleted, the environment is degraded. According
to UNESCO (2012), environmental degradation resulted due to growth of urban
centers, rise in poverty levels, and surge in population. The need to create food
security has led to deforestation, and depletion of water reservoirs. Moreover,
industrialization resulted in increased chemical use hence air pollution (UNEP, 2012).
Majority of the African countries, Kenya included, rely on its national economy to
propel growth. According to Kiprotich (2014), approximately two thirds of the Kenya
population derives their livelihood from agricultural activities. However, Glackin
(2017) laments that the natural resource base is shrinking at an alarming rate.
Environmental degradation in form of all types of pollution and deforestation has
been increasingly manifesting (UNEP, 2012). This spells doom for the future
generations. Governments across the globe have been forced to come up with
measures to counteract these environmental challenges.
Several authors identify Environmental Education (EE) as one of the remedies to
escalating environmental challenges (Wolwick, 2014). According to Mutisya and
Baker (2011), Environmental Education enables learners to acquire knowledge and
skills for enhancing the right attitude towards environmental conservation.
Environmental Education as a tool enhanced awareness and comprehension of social
the emerging social and physical environment including the natural, manmade,
cultural, and spiritual resources. This is coupled with the national use and
conservation of these resources for development. This implies that Environmental
Education enables individuals make sound decisions and individually formulated code
of behaviour about issues concerning environmental conservation and quality.

Majority of the governments embraced Environmental Education with the aim of
nurturing environmental literacy among their populace

Statement
In Nigeria, environmental issues and in particular its destruction through by human
activities is a major area of concern. The continuous depletion of the natural resources
has been documented in several researches (Mutisya and Baker, 2011). In addition to
this depletion of resources, environmental pollution, water, air and soil has also been
reported to be on the increase. As a result of inability of the environmental
conservation authority to reduce the pollution of the environment and also destruction
of the natural resources, efforts were directed to establishment of Environmental
Education programmes; formal and non-formal learning activities

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