Energy Education in the Curriculum

Stubbs, M. (1985). Energy education in the curriculum. Educational Studies, 11, 2, 133-150.

Data from 439 16-19 yr old students and 86 staff members from 2 colleges in the UK show that coverage of the topic of energy education varied considerably but was generally inadequate. There was also a clear lack of knowledge of energy issues in general and of nuclear energy in particular. Those with the poorest knowledge tended to be female nonscience students. Most Ss demonstrated an indifference toward conservation and a reluctance to accept nuclear power. (72 ref)

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