International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Environmental Education at Federal University of Maranhao: A Research Carried Out in the Courses of Business Administration, Accounting and Biology in the São Luis Campus
Dra. Darliane Ribeiro Cunha, Dr. Jorge Alberto Velloso Saldanha, M.Sc. Andreia Cristina Resende de Almeida, Dr. Severino Joaquim Nunes Pereira

This articles aims at investigating the environmentally-oriented behavior of students of the Business Administration, Accounting and Biology Courses of the Federal University of Maranhão, which aspirates to contribute for future methodological approaches on environmental consciousness. The sample size was 296 Students. Such study showed that the scholars addressed proved to have limited knowledge concerning the various aspects related to environmental care. Was observed that albeit 68,4% of the responders of the research have always evidenced interest in the environment issue, 61,5% of them do not attend related lectures or participated in activities on environmental preservation within 2009, 2010 and 2011. It was observed that 83,1% of the students enrolled in the Accounting and 39,2% in Administration affirmed that never attended a discipline that address environmental issues in their courses. Facing the results of the research, the incorporation of a more efficient process of Environmental Education in the university curriculum is necessary.

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