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Stakeholders’ Perspective on Water Education Among School Students: a Case Study of Nallur Divisional Secretariat

EasyChair Preprint no. 6113

7 pagesDate: July 20, 2021


Education is the key for social changes. It is a great way to socialize the individual through change in his thoughts and attitudes. Water and related issues have emerged as major social problems in recent times. One part of the world suffers from dehydration while the other part is wasting water. This will lead to huge deficits in the future and will be as a root factor for countless social problems such as disease, poverty, abuse and plunder. In this context, education on water and water security must be provided to all. The best way to do this is to introduce water education in the school curriculum as a compulsory subject as well as incorporating in extra curriculum activities from primary to secondary education. This study attempts to analyse the stakeholders’ perspective on water education among the school students. The objective of this study is to discuss what are importance of water education, how to develop the water education in school curriculum. This study adapted the qualitative method. The date for this study was collected primarily through case studies along with the world café discussions with stakeholders from selected educational sectors. This study emphasizes that the inclusion of education about water in our school curriculum is a determination to build a sustainable future community. Because a living being can live in a world without water. When water education is existing in school curriculum of Sri Lanka it is not enough to improve the regional water security of the country because the awareness among the public about the importance of water and the changes that take place in relation to it is very low. Therefore, this study recommends the need to make water education an optional or compulsory subject in the Sri Lankan school curriculum for grades 6 to 9.

Keyphrases: school curriculum, Stakeholders, Water Education

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  author = {Shanmugarajah Srikanthan and Subramaniam Jeevasuthan},
  title = {Stakeholders’ Perspective on Water Education Among School Students: a Case Study of Nallur Divisional Secretariat},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 6113},

  year = {EasyChair, 2021}}
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