An evaluation on the outcomes of the Sekolah Rakan Alam Sekitar(SERASI) programme in Sabah, Malaysia

Susan Pudin, (2008) An evaluation on the outcomes of the Sekolah Rakan Alam Sekitar(SERASI) programme in Sabah, Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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This study evaluated the implementation of SERASI Programme in Sabah in terms of attitude change and outcomes. Evaluation of attitude change focused on three attitude components namely cognitive, affective and behavioural. Intended and unintended outcomes of the programme were also evaluated. The evaluation showed that the implementation of SERASI in the 39 schools had enhanced and improved environmental attitude amongst teachers and students. Collective change of attitude among the teachers and students may have resulted in behaviors that in turn produced positive environmental outcomes. Based on the teachers' years of service, it was found that there was a significant difference in environmental attitude after SERASI implementation. It was also found that there was no significant difference in environmental attitude between teachers who attended environmental education courses and those who did not. The results showed there was no Significant difference in environmental attitude between teachers who teach environment related subjects and non-environment related subjects, between graduate and non-graduate teachers, and between primary and secondary school teachers. For students, it was found that there was a significant difference in environmental attitude between leaders and non-leaders, and between primary and secondary school students. The results showed that there was a positive correlation between teachers' understanding on SERASI and their environmental attitude. Positive correlations were found among the cognitive, affective and behavioral components of teachers' and students' environmental attitudes. Based on the results, 88.5% of teachers and 90.3% of students responded that their schools' surroundings were more pleasant and cleaner after SERASI was implemented. Therefore, this particular outcome was the most obvious outcome of SERASI in the 39 schools. These findings were concluded by both qualitative and quantitative data analyses. There were other intended and unintended outcomes found in the research. For future research pertaining to the evaluation of SERASI Programme, studies should include more districts and schools, and other aspects of SERASI. The research findings are important to the organisers of SERASI Programme and to other relevant organisations working closely in the field of environmental education in Sabah.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Education, Sekolah Rakan Alam Sekitar (SERASI), Environment-Friendly School Programme, Sekolah Lestari, Green school
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
ID Code:3766
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:27 Mar 2012 16:11
Last Modified:27 Mar 2012 16:11

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