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Year 2021, Volume 9, Issue 2, 161 - 180, 15.06.2021
https://doi.org/10.17478/jegys.901622

Abstract

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Greening the school for sustainable development: a case of Tshwane North District

Year 2021, Volume 9, Issue 2, 161 - 180, 15.06.2021
https://doi.org/10.17478/jegys.901622

Abstract

The aim of the study was to answer the question that arises about what knowledge do role players have about sustainable development through greening schools. The research employed qualitative multiple case study design in three purposefully sampled schools at Tshwane North District, Gauteng Province of South Africa. Besides literature review and theoretical framework of sources, the data was collected through focus group interviews, direct observation and document analysis. Data collected was analysed with thematic content analysis. The results revealed that school role players have little knowledge on greening schools to ensure sustainable development; and opportunities and threats need to be addressed by role players. These were attributed by lack of policy framework and capacity building on how greening schools should be implemented. The study recommended creation of an integrative assessment of green schools that embraces practical activity plan on curriculum and infrastructure. Further research studies in the area of greening schools are recommended for effective sustainable development on school resources.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Journal Section Differentiated Instruction
Authors

Johannah BOPAPE This is me
University of South Africa
0000-0003-4406-7795
South Africa


Awelani V MUDAU>
University of South Africa
0000-0002-0827-5688
South Africa


Sıkhulıle Bongınkosı MSEZANE> (Primary Author)
University of South Africa
0000-0002-0608-8301
South Africa

Publication Date June 15, 2021
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume 9, Issue 2

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Bibtex @research article { jegys901622, journal = {Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists}, eissn = {2149-360X}, address = {editorjegys@gmail.com}, publisher = {Genç Bilge Yayıncılık}, year = {2021}, volume = {9}, number = {2}, pages = {161 - 180}, doi = {10.17478/jegys.901622}, title = {Greening the school for sustainable development: a case of Tshwane North District}, key = {cite}, author = {Bopape, Johannah and Mudau, Awelani V and Msezane, Sıkhulıle Bongınkosı} }
APA Bopape, J. , Mudau, A. V. & Msezane, S. B. (2021). Greening the school for sustainable development: a case of Tshwane North District . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists , 9 (2) , 161-180 . DOI: 10.17478/jegys.901622
MLA Bopape, J. , Mudau, A. V. , Msezane, S. B. "Greening the school for sustainable development: a case of Tshwane North District" . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 (2021 ): 161-180 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jegys/issue/60655/901622>
Chicago Bopape, J. , Mudau, A. V. , Msezane, S. B. "Greening the school for sustainable development: a case of Tshwane North District". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 (2021 ): 161-180
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ISNAD Bopape, Johannah , Mudau, Awelani V , Msezane, Sıkhulıle Bongınkosı . "Greening the school for sustainable development: a case of Tshwane North District". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 / 2 (June 2021): 161-180 . https://doi.org/10.17478/jegys.901622
AMA Bopape J. , Mudau A. V. , Msezane S. B. Greening the school for sustainable development: a case of Tshwane North District. JEGYS. 2021; 9(2): 161-180.
Vancouver Bopape J. , Mudau A. V. , Msezane S. B. Greening the school for sustainable development: a case of Tshwane North District. Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists. 2021; 9(2): 161-180.
IEEE J. Bopape , A. V. Mudau and S. B. Msezane , "Greening the school for sustainable development: a case of Tshwane North District", Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 161-180, Jun. 2021, doi:10.17478/jegys.901622

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