Public Participation in Environmental Education Centers

Document Type : Original Research Paper


Department of Environmental Management, Graduate School of the Environment and Energy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU) Tehran , Iran


This paper presents participation of faculties and Heads of Department (HODs) in environmental
education. For this purpose 60 HODs/faculties from polytechnic colleges of Tamilnadu, India and 100 HODs/ faculties from Associate Degree Level Technical Institutions in Iran from civil engineering branch were selected. Several hypotheses were formulated to achieve certain objectives of the study. The results revealed that there are significances between Iranian and Indian HODs/faculty on arrangement of industrial visits/field trips for students; laboratory resources for practical works and also teaching environmental subjects. The results also
show a good agreement on students undertaking project work on environmental topics, teaching prevention of pollution and protection of environment in theory classes and evaluation of environmental related programs.