Research Article
Extracurricular Environmental Activities in Moroccan Middle Schools: Opportunities and Challenges to Promoting Effective Environmental Education

Bouchta El-Batri, Anouar Alami , Moncef Zaki, Youssef Nafidi

APA 7th edition
El-Batri, B., Alami, A., Zaki, M., & Nafidi, Y. (2019). Extracurricular Environmental Activities In Moroccan Middle Schools: Opportunities And Challenges To Promoting Effective Environmental Education. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), 1013-1028.

El-Batri B., Alami A., Zaki M., and Nafidi Y. 2019 'Extracurricular Environmental Activities In Moroccan Middle Schools: Opportunities And Challenges To Promoting Effective Environmental Education', European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), pp. 1013-1028.
Chicago 16th edition
El-Batri Bouchta, Alami Anouar, Zaki Moncef, and Nafidi Youssef. "Extracurricular Environmental Activities In Moroccan Middle Schools: Opportunities And Challenges To Promoting Effective Environmental Education," European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 4 (2019): 1013-1028.


The study aims to promote relevant and effective environmental education (EE) through extracurricular clubs. For this, we studied the state of play of environmental activities (EA) carried out by 48 environmental clubs belonging to urban and rural areas of the Regional Academy of Education Fez-Meknes, Morocco. These extracurricular environmental clubs remain so far without formal environmental education programs. In this study, we identified the bulk of programs offered by extracurricular environment clubs, including types of scheduled activities and percentages of achievement and student beneficiaries in urban and rural settings. In addition, we have identified the main barriers to achieving certain environmental activities. The significant correlations detected between some of the variables studied allowed us to better explain the achievements and the weaknesses of these clubs. Finally, we have made recommendations to promote relevant and effective extracurricular environmental education.

Keywords: Environmental education (EE), environmental activities (EA), environmental clubs, effective Program, student.


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