The kindergarten stage is one of the most important stages of human development, as the child in this period has a great degree of flexibility, ability to learn and the formation of positive attitudes towards discovering and preserving the environment. Accordingly, the objectives of the kindergarten have evolved in the so-called environmentally friendly kindergartens", which aims to develop environmental awareness, encourage children to recycle and use recycled materials to preserve the environment in the future to achieve the twelfth goal of the sustainable development goals, which is concerned with identifying environmental problems and finding solutions to them. The study aimed to verify the effectiveness of a program based on recycling activities in developing environmental awareness for children, using the semi-experimental approach, the research sample consisted of (80) children from the kindergarten stage, they were divided into (40) children for the experimental sample and (40) children for the control sample, applied to them tools that included the illustrated environmental awareness scale for children, and a program based on recycling activities according to the objectives of the environmentally friendly kindergarten, and after confirming the psychometric properties of the tools, the pre-application of the awareness scale was Environmental, then apply the program to the experimental sample, and the dimensional application of the scale. The data were processed statistically using the (SPSS) program to calculate the significance of the differences between the average scores of the children of the experimental and control sample, and to measure the effectiveness of the program by calculating the percentage of the adjusted gain for Black, and the results showed the effectiveness of the program based on recycling activities in developing environmental awareness and preserving the environment among children, and in light of the results, the study recommended expanding the integration of programs that achieve the goals of the environmentally friendly kindergarten and achieve the goals of sustainable development.
M. Barsom, Refka; M. Shahpo, Samia; H. Alfadil, Noha; A. Al Saeed, Nouf; M. ALjouf, Yasmin; and A. Alshammari, Hala
"The Effectiveness of a Recycling Program in Developing Environmental Awareness among Children Considering the Eco-friendly Kindergarten Objectives,"
Information Sciences Letters: Vol. 12
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