TEACHER – MANAGER IN CREATING ENVIRONMENTAL CULTURE OF PRIMARY EDUCATION STUDENTS THROUGH INTEGRATING ECOLOGICAL CONTENTS INTO EFL/ESL TEACHING
Modern way of life, development of science and technology, the search for more economical sources of energy, and,most important, for bigger profit, brings in the issueof the survival of the Earth and the human race.
As a result, people start to awake because they have become victims of their own ambitions. Nowadays, people take up numerous activities turned towards protecting the environment and the Earth. Those are planned activities, firstly initiated by individuals and small groups of people, and today they are big organizations and institutions, government and non-government, which strive to find solutions to this global problem and raise people’s consciousness.
To resolvesuch a serious problem, it is necessary to start from educational institutions -first from kindergartens, where we can be most influential on the collective consciousness. All factors that are included in the educational process have a duty to influence the creation and rising of ecological awareness.
This paper explores how the teacher – manager in the classroom can influence the raising of environmental awareness and culture among primary students, specifically during EFL/ESL classes. It alsoanalyzes and elaborateson issues concerning the definition of the terms of ecology, environmental awareness and culture, management, class management, the influence of teachers of English as a foreign/second language in raising environmental awareness and culture among students, and the characteristics and specifies of the curricula in the classroom.
Key words: ecology, environmental culture, management, teacher – manager.