Recycle, reduce, reuse education for kindergarten children

Alıcı, Şule
The present study investigated the influence of six-week implementation pertaining to 3Rs including composting on 60-72 month-old kindergarten children’s eco-management and persuasion behaviors at both school and home environments. Additionally, how the precursors of kindergarten children’s behaviors related to 3Rs containing composting exhibited by the kindergarten children were supported by activities throughout the implementation was analyzed. The current study also examined the influence of implementation on the alteration in their parents’ and teacher’s views and its reflections on their home environments. The participants of this study were 24 kindergarten children (60-72 months old), 23 parents and one teacher. Data were collected from children, parents and teacher through interviews. The findings of the present study indicated that six-week implementation had significant changes on children’s eco-management and persuasion behaviors related to 3Rs including composting. What’s more, their behaviors seemed to be influenced by environmental knowledge, personal investment, situational factors and environmental attitude. These findings were supported by the data obtained from parents and teacher at the implementation as well. Besides, the implementation was also found to be influential on parents’ and teacher’s behavior and views related to 3Rs and composting


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Citation Formats
Ş. Alıcı, “Recycle, reduce, reuse education for kindergarten children,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.