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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.29 no.4 Manaus Dec. 1999

https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-43921999294540 

Ciências do Ambiente

A floresta Amazônica do ponto de vista dos alunos da 5A série da rede pública estadual de Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil1

The Amazonian forest under the point-of-view of pupils of 5TH grade (primary school) in public schools at Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Érica Yoshida de FREITAS 1  

Isolde Dorothea Kossmann FERRAZ 2  

1Coordenação de Extensão/Educação Ambiental - INPA.

2Coordenação de Pesquisa em Silvicultura Tropical - INPA


RESUMO

Este estudo teve como objetivo averiguar o conhecimento dos alunos da 5a série das escolas públicas estaduais de Manaus sobre a floresta amazônica e seus recursos. As entrevistas foram realizadas em 14 escolas, com o auxílio de um questionário padrão contendo perguntas abertas. De cada escola foram entrevistados 10 alunos, perfazendo um total de 140 no final da pesquisa. Os resultados mostraram a necessidade de enfatizar nos currículos escolares, assuntos sobre a região amazônica.

Palavras-Chave: floresta amazônica; escola; educação ambiental

ABSTRACT

The aim of this research was to study the knowledge of the pupils (5th grade/ primary school) in public schools at Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil, about the Amazonian forest and its resources. The interviews were carried out in 14 public schools, using a questionary with open questions, ten pupils of each school were interviewed, making a total of 140 pupils at the end of the study. The results showed the need to intensify the themes about the Amazon region in the school curricula.

Key words: amazon forest; school; environmental education

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