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Inovacije u nastavi - časopis za savremenu nastavu
2019, vol. 32, iss. 4, pp. 81-96
article language: English
document type: Original Paper
published on: 03/06/2020
doi: 10.5937/inovacije1904081S
Creative Commons License 4.0
Environmental attitudes of Macedonian school students in the period 1995-2016
Univerzitet Jugoistočna Evropa, Institut za životnu sredinu i zdravlje, Tetovo, Republika Severna Makedonija

e-mail: m.srbinovski@seeu.edu.mk

Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to analyze the environmental attitudes in the population of Macedonian school students in the last 22 years. This review was conducted through five basic steps: framing questions for the review, identifying relevant work, assessing the quality of studies, summarizing the evidence, and interpreting the findings. Three different instruments have been used to collect the data over the period under review. In the period 1995-2016, a sample of 6387 students from both primary and secondary schools was included. Most of the participants reported pro-environmental attitudes (3.50 or 70%). Among the factors that influence students' attitudes towards the environment in Macedonian context are understanding, social safety, socio-economic status, and formal education (curricula, didactic materialstextbooks, environmental knowledge, and teaching process). Since people's environmental attitudes change very slowly, environmental attitudes should be created in the young minds of pupils during the earlier years of education, and as soon as possible. The results of this review may help to explain the situation and describe the obstacles and possibilities for environmental education in the schools of the Republic of North Macedonia.

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