• Franz Rauch University of Klagenfurt
  • Muhamad Hugerat The Academic Arab College for Education, Haifa, Israel; The Institute of Science Education and the Institute of Applied Research, Galilee Society, Shefa-Amr, Isreal; Ministry of Education; Jerusalem, Israel
  • Mira Dulle University of Klagenfurt
  • Nahla Watted The Academic Arab College for Eucation, Haifa, Israel
  • Naji Kortam
  • Sare Asli The Institute of Science Education and the Institute of Applied Research, Galilee Society


The present study investigates student beliefs about the effectiveness of pro-environmental actions in reducing global warming, and their willingness to actually carry out these actions. We examined the attitudes of 122 high school students from heterogeneous backgrounds in Arab and Jewish societies in Israel. A quantitative research paradigm was used, employing a closed-ended questionnaire. The results of the study indicate that students are moderately prepared to adopt practices, and that they believe in the efficacy of actions to reduce global warming to a more than moderate degree. A significant difference between Jewish students and Arab students was found, with Jewish students more prepared than Arab students to take steps for the benefit of the environment. The findings can form the basis for making recommendations regarding the promotion of environmental education issues and environmental literacy in the education system.


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