Environmental Adult Education (EAE) As a Tool for Promoting Environmental Stewardship Practices in Nigeria

Abstract

The paper focused on the use of environmental adult education in promoting environmental stewardship practices in Nigeria. Environmental Adult education is an educational process that has the target to impart on adult members of the society elements of knowledge of environmental concepts and systems, relevant skills to identify and resolve environmental issues and manage environmental resources, right attitude and behaviour to relate responsibly with the environment and the motivation to act for the health of both the environment and those that live in it. An environmental steward operates the elements inherent in environmental adult education and is deemed to be one who as a result of the awareness, knowledge, skills, good behaviour and attitude he has acquired is moved to act to protect, conserve, improve and restore environmental resources for environmental sustainability. The goals and objectives of environmental adult education were examined to indicate its’ efficacy in the development of environmental stewards.

Keywords: Adult Education, Environmental Adult Education, environmental stewardship


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