Environmental Knowledge

Environmental Knowledge - Environmental Knowledge...

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Environmental Knowledge
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Importance of Environmental Education Almost universally seen as an integral component of effective policies for protecting the environment Direct link between knowledge and behavior Lack of knowledge believed to be the primary reason for non-action in environmental activities
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The Knowledge Gap People of higher socio-economic status have significantly higher amounts of relevant policy knowledge than their lower socio-economic counterparts Stronger media presence exacerbates this effect
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2 Theories of the Gap Trans-situational conditions”- level of formal education, income, and occupation Youth and women traditionally lower levels of knowledge, although this is changing “Situational conditions”- environmental knowledge independent of formal factors, and more dependent on whether or not a person has a particular stake in the policy outcome
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Informal Education- the Mass Media TV recognized as the top source of information about environmental problems,
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