In order to enhance the Environmental Literacy of citizens and to establish a sustainable development of our living conditions in Taiwan, we hope each citizen can be provided with correct environmental knowledge, positive attitudes, and proactive actions.
By this project, we can not only set an unique Environmental Literacy guideline of Taiwanese but also construct several education levels which can correspond with each adult and suit with their abilities. In addition, students who come from different grades, teachers and officials, all become the targets of this project. According to the results of an investigation, we expect that it can provide some usable methods to provoke the environmental policy which helps to promote the environmental education.
The final working items are presented as follows：
1.Construct the Environmental Literacy standard guideline and Survey Scales of Taiwanese.
Reviewing literatures on the Environmental Literacy from foreign country, including the United States, Japan, and Australia. Moreover, we also search for plenty reliable domestic researches to be reference resources. To carry out the Environmental Literacy standard guideline and survey scales. Apart from students who come from different grades, such as elementary school students, junior high school students, senior high school students, and university students, we also choose teachers and officials as our targets of this project. The pre-test was estimated by twenty experts and all our team members. The data were checked by Statistical analysis
2.Implement a survey of citizens’ Environmental Literacy in Taiwan.
Sampling and planning pre-test for our seven groups of targets. The survey was set from September to October, and we accomplished 115,990 valid questionnaires before the middle of November.
3.Design a regular survey of the Environmental Literacy.
Inviting plenty scholars who devoted to the environmental education and statistics to take part in the discussion. The topics include four fields, including national survey of the Environmental Literacy, how degrees of citizens interested in or concern about the environmental education, the learning situations of different educational environments and to set up a database platform of our project.
4.Define the Environmental Literacy and the degree of learning contents of adult.
Inviting 83 experts who come from different regions, including government authority, non-government organizations and education scholars to Focus Groups Discussion Performance which held in Northern district, Middle district and Southern district of Taiwan. The purpose of Focus Groups Discussion Performance was to summarize compatible opinions about the environmental learning ability and contents for adults. Furthermore, these materials were assessed by 10 practical experts. Finally, we synthesized useful information on the topic of Environmental Literacy.