Project water (Grahamstown): a case study of the development of an environmental education project

Ashwell, Alice Nicola (1992) Project water (Grahamstown): a case study of the development of an environmental education project. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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Environmental education is an approach to education which emphasises the interrelatedness of people and their human and non-human environments and seeks to encourage environmental awareness, concern and action. This case study documents the implementation and development of Project WATER, Grahamstown, a practical environmental education project dealing with catchment conservation and water quality monitoring. The Grahamstown project is one of a number of local water quality monitoring initiatives affiliated to GREEN (the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network). Participants in the project included student teachers from the Department of Education at Rhodes University and pupils and teachers from three farm schools in the district and four high schools in the town. Project WATER, Grahamstown developed as an Action Research and Community Problem-Solving project. The study focuses on fragmentalist and holistic approaches to education, people's responses to Project WATER and the choice of action research as the research method.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Environmental education, Project WATER, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Catchment conservation, Water quality monitoring, GREEN, Global Rivers Environmental Education Network
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Education > Education
Supervisors:Janse van Rensburg, Eureta
ID Code:3973
Deposited By: Philip Clarke
Deposited On:07 Nov 2012 06:20
Last Modified:07 Nov 2012 06:20
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