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Attitude and knowledge of students on alternative sources of energy

Ibrahim Barasa

ISBN 10: 3846510920 / ISBN 13: 9783846510926
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Paperback. 72 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.2in.In the past decade, alternative sources of energy have increasingly been viewed as future of energy needs because they are renewable and generally cause less environmental degradation than biomass, fossil fuel and nuclear energy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitude and knowledge of secondary school students in the utilisation of alternative sources of energy for sustainable development. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study whereby the research instruments used included questionnaire and interview. Data obtained was analyzed by descriptive statistics. Results showed that students have a high perception of hydroelectric power as an alternative source of energy for lighting, and were in full support of traditional source of energy for cooking. As such, they defended the continuity of charcoal burning which is a source of livelihood in the study area. It was further established that environmental education through which students are taught environmental issues has not been fully integrated in all disciplines of secondary school curriculum as recommended by the Tbilisi Declaration, 1977. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783846510926

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Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

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In the past decade, alternative sources of energy have increasingly been viewed as future of energy needs because they are renewable and generally cause less environmental degradation than biomass, fossil fuel and nuclear energy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitude and knowledge of secondary school students in the utilisation of alternative sources of energy for sustainable development. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study whereby the research instruments used included questionnaire and interview. Data obtained was analyzed by descriptive statistics. Results showed that students have a high perception of hydroelectric power as an alternative source of energy for lighting, and were in full support of traditional source of energy for cooking. As such, they defended the continuity of charcoal burning which is a source of livelihood in the study area. It was further established that environmental education through which students are taught environmental issues has not been fully integrated in all disciplines of secondary school curriculum as recommended by the Tbilisi Declaration, 1977.

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Ibrahim O. Barasa received his M.Sc.degree in Environmental Education from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in Kenya. He is a PhD. candidate in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance and has been a lead teacher of International Climate Challenge (ICC). Has interest in environmental issues.

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