Study of Verification of Effect on the Environment Education Program for Children

유아 환경교육 프로그램이 생활태도에 미치는 영향

  • Yoo, Hyesook (Dept. of Early Childhood Education, Joong-Bu University) ;
  • Gang, Seonghyeon (Dept. of Early Childhood Education, Joong-Bu University) ;
  • Kim, HyunRan (Dept. of Early Childhood Education, Joong-Bu University)
  • 유혜숙 (중부대학교 일반대학원 유아교육전공) ;
  • 강성현 (중부대학교 일반대학원 유아교육전공) ;
  • 김현란 (중부대학교 일반대학원 유아교육전공)
  • Received : 2014.04.29
  • Accepted : 2014.10.10
  • Published : 2014.10.31


This study was performed to determine the recognition change and the effect of the experiential environment education on children and to obtain basic data for establishing an environmental education program appropriate for children based on the results. The subjects of this study were 200 kindergarten students and 200 mothers in Gu-mi,Gungbuk. The environment education program was applied to the kindergarten students, and their mothers observed the changes in the environmental living attitude and responded to the research tools. As a result, the environment education program improved the children's environmental living attitude. On the other hand, the effect cannot be observed in a short period. Continuous efforts will be needed and experiential environment education is very useful. In the sub-domain, the effect was high in the order of recycling, saving and prevention of environmental pollution. The effect on girls was higher than on boys, and the effect on six-year-children was higher than that of four-year-children. This study is significant in that it verifies how environmental education programs and activities have a positive influence on the establishment of children's behavioral, cognitive characteristics and their perception of the appropriate environmental knowledge.


environment education program for children;experiential environment education program;comparison of effect;children's environmental living attitude;improvement effect


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