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Title:Awareness of educators in Ethiopia about the problem of land degradation
Author:Dalelo, AkliluISNI
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Geographic term:Ethiopia
environmental education
primary education
soil fertility
Abstract:There is little information on the extent to which educators are aware of land degradation as one of the most serious environmental problems facing Ethiopia. Using a questionnaire, this study assesses the awareness of this problem among educators, viz. 45 primary-school teachers in Kembata-Alaba-Tembaro Zone (southern Ethiopia) and 143 prospective school administrators (first and second-year students of the Department of Educational Administration at Addis Ababa University). It appears that educators have a certain degree of awareness as to the causes of land degradation and possible measures to control it. Their awareness of the consequences of degradation, however, is limited. Furthermore, educators have marginal or little knowledge on issues related to land as Ethiopia's resource base. In conclusion, recommendations are suggested to raise educators' awareness of the problem of land degradation in order to enable them to disseminate comprehensive, current and authentic information on the problem and its solution to students and the community at large. App., bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]