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Title: The role of non-governmental organisations in environmental education in Malta
Authors: Gatt, Johann (1998)
Harmsworth, Noel (1998)
Keywords: Education -- Malta
Environmental education -- Malta
Non-governmental organizations -- Malta
Non-formal education -- Malta
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Gatt, J., & Harmsworth, N. (1998). The role of non-governmental organisations in environmental education in Malta (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: The potential of non-governmental organisations in relation to environmental education is established. Our study aims at checking whether environment-related NGOs help to improve the pro-environmental behaviour of the Maltese and suggest ways how this can be done better. After establishing the meaning of environmental education, this dissertation reviews the development of environmental education in Malta. The research is based on the data gathered from unstructured formal interviews that were supplemented with literature provided by NGOs. Personal interests, technological advances and British influence seem to have influenced the foundation of these NGOs. Their aims generally change in relation to the changes that the community undergoes. Those NGOs that fail to keep up with these changes are the least effective. There are many factors limiting their efficacy but some improvement can be made if these NGOs understand that environmental education is a process made up of three steps: awareness, information and action. Better results would be obtained also if their target includes more the general public apart from children and their members. Also the quality of the activities they organise needs to be refined even if at the expense of quantity. Thus NGOs have to recognise the potential they have and exploit it better.
Description: B.ED.(HONS)
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