Knowledge of Educators and Attitudes toward Ecological Justice

AUTHORS

Mary Josephine C. Bautista

ABSTRACT

Eco-justice is now becoming a sine qua non in almost all aspects of human
and social life. Eco-justice-oriented education needs to be disseminated to
the community. Students can be eco-justice-oriented citizens if their teachers
are knowledgeable and are advocating eco-justice themselves. It is for
this reason that this study was conducted among public school teachers to
determine the differences between knowledge and practices on eco-justice
among educators. Questionnaires were administered, and interviews and
observations were conducted. Quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS.
The results indicated a “high” level of knowledge and a “positive” level of
attitude toward eco-justice. There was no significant differences recorded
across sex, educational qualifications, but a significant difference was found
in the level taught subgroups as regard to knowledge about eco-justice. No
significant differences were also observed in sex, educational qualifications,
and level taught subgroups as regard to attitudes toward eco-justice. There
is a significant relationship between knowledge about and attitudes towards
eco-justice.