THE INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL EDUCATION ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION OF PRE-SCHOOLERS: A CASE STUDY OF SELF-DESIGNED PICTURE BOOK

TitleTHE INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL EDUCATION ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION OF PRE-SCHOOLERS: A CASE STUDY OF SELF-DESIGNED PICTURE BOOK
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsFang, S-C
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume17
Issue2
Start Page187-199
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedApril/2018
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordsenvironmental education, parent-child reading, parenting education, picture book, pro-environmental behavior
Abstract

Environmental problems nowadays pose threats to the sustainability of environment, such as global warming, urban air pollution, water scarcity, environmental noise, and biodiversity loss. The root cause of those problems is human behavior. Inspiring the interest of preschoolers is crucial in their future cognition of the environment. This research discussed the influence of parent-child reading on the children’s environmental interest. It also integrated environmental education into the learning process of preschoolers more comprehensively and continuously. A questionnaire was used for data collection and the data were analyzed using Smart PLS 2.0. The results show that personality trait, visual attention, and expression of ideas have statistical significance in terms of the children’s learning attitude. The picture book designed in this study can improve the pro-environmental behavior after parent-child reading.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/987-1523526565.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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