Journal directory listing - Volume 44 (1999) - Science Education 【44(1&2)】October

A Case Study of the Self-initiative Environmental Actions in the Community of Taipei City Author: Wang, Shun Mei (Graduate Institue of Environmental Education, National Taiwan Normal University), Shen, Shan-Shan (Kan-Shuan Cultural Business Company)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 44, No.1&2
Date:October 1999


This is a case study to explore the process of a series of self-initiatiue community environmental actions conducted by a group of women at the Y community of Taipei city. The authors collected data by an in-depth interview, collecting materials, and questionnaire survey as well as checked its validity and reliability by the triangulation method. This research found that these community women took actions including environmental management and educational activities on green life style, river water quality, and natural experience. The process of community actions was initiated by a housewife. She mobilized resource from inside and outside of her community to hold various activities and actions, recruited other community women and kids to learn and solve environmental problems together. Gradually, the community residents were coagulated and formed two formal organizations. The community environment was improved and community residents' environmental literacy was enhanced during the process.

Keywords:Community organization, Resources mobilization, Environmental action, Environmental education

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APA FormatWang, S.-M., & Shen, S.-S. (1999). A Case Study of the Self-initiative Environmental Actions in the Community of Taipei City. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Mathematics & Science Education, 44(1&2), 17-30.