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Evaluation of an environmental health awareness program in the Gaza Strip, Palestine


Sarsour, Amal Khalil and Abdelnaser, Omran Ali and Abid, Yahia and Robinson, Guy (2014) Evaluation of an environmental health awareness program in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, 5 (2). pp. 249-268. ISSN 2068-7729

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Abstract

Environmental education aims to extend students' knowledge about the environment, challenge the attitudes and behaviors that form the basis of environmental citizenship and develop skills to enable them to take pro-environmental action. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were applied to measure the influence of an Outdoor environmental health awareness program for children in Gaza city, Palestine.Program impacts on children's knowledge, attitudes and behaviors were examined by incorporating observations of children's engagement in Program activities as well as conducting a focus group discussion with the children.A selfreported questionnaire was applied to collect data for the assessment of the effectiveness of a short-term environmental health awareness program implemented for the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades of a children's primary school in an after-school setting in Gaza City.Pre- and post-tests were designed to determine the changes in the levels of environmental health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school children who participated in this program.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental health; awareness; knowledge; behaviors; children.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Abdelnaser Omran Ali
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 05:03
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 05:03
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/18822

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