Environmental Education Policy
Environmental Education in Malaysia: Where are we?
The EC Report unveiled an overwhelming 96% of the educators and 89.3% of the teacher trainees indicated the need for Environmental Education (EE). The report also highlights that almost all participants realized the need to educate young children on environmental issues.
Since 1986, Ministry of Education (MOE) has embarked on several commendable initiatives. Undeniably, within the existing curriculum, EE has been advocated by MOE. However, there still seems to be a gap between what has been advocated and the actual practices in schools and other educational institutions.
Nor Shidawati Abdul Rasid
Manager Environmental Education Programme
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Environmental Citizenship report findings
Ultimately, our hope goes beyond the establishment of an EE policy. Our hope for the future is to achieve environmental citizenship. These environmental citizens are those who are able to translate their knowledge and understanding on the environment into responsible action and are aware of their individual responsibility of safeguarding the environment for the future generation.
The EE Policy advocacy status
Back in 2010, the document was presented to MoE representatives, which lead to the development of a joint working paper. Over the span of two years, due to renewed interest, WWF-Malaysia is working closely with members of National Advisory Council for Education towards the realization of the development and eventual implementation of an EE Policy.