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Analysis of Barriers for Environmental Education in India through Interpretive Structural Modeling(ISM) Technique

Author Affiliations

  • 1Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand,INDIA
  • 2 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, INDIA

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 7-13, July,6 (2014)


Environmental education has been well thought out as one of the most significant long term solution to the crisis of the environment pollution. Alternative or informal approaches in the environmental education have become more significant in encouraging the attitudinal change. The perception of environmental education is not a new concept and this is a major section of the knowledge of human which is derived from the nature. The effective implementation of environmental education and conservation agendas depend on the stages of expertise of the teachers in training.The paper focuses in developing working model of Environmental Education (EE). In this paper, Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) technique has been used for analyzing the various barriers in promoting Environmental Education. In this paper, through ISM methodology, we attempted to: i. Prepare the ISM-based models of important barriers impacting integration of environmental education in Indian schools for establishing the relationship among these elements. ii. Ascertain the driving power and dependence of different barriers for their respective categorization and implications in real-life management of environmental education practices. iii. Gain an insight from these models to help smoothen adoption and implementation of environmental education in pragmatic manner


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