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A Study in Energy Awareness among the High School Teachers Author: Wu Chin-Yih (Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 42 (New Version)
Date:October 1997


From December 1995 to January 1996, We conducted a survey on a current teaching curriculum of energy education and the awareness of energy targeting the high school teachers. The survey focused on over 230 teachers who teach Science or Non-Science course in high school. About the general energy conceptions, there were 82% of teachers recognized that the curriculum on energy and energy resources was needful and important to high school students. Awareness of the finite nature of, and need for, resources and energy, about 84% of teachers recognized that there is a limit to the earth's supply a fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and that they will be depleted sooner or later because of excessive use. For new energy resources, the solar was gained highest marks (62%) in another new energy resources. Attitudes toward the future nuclear power generations are interesting results. 28% of teachers recognized the contributions of nuclear power (should be increase) and 26% of teachers had opposite opinion (should be decrease), but 45% of teachers wanted to status in quo. Those attitudes and awareness on energy were analyzed by SPSS, then compared with awareness in Japanese high school teachers.

Keywords:Energy awareness, High school teacher, Questionnaire

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APA FormatWu, C.-Y. (1997). A study in energy awareness among the high school teachers. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Mathematics & Science Education, 42(New Version), 1-12.