Journal of Japan Academy of Consumer Education
Online ISSN : 2436-0929
Print ISSN : 1345-1855
The State of Education for Energy Saving Behaviors, Issues, and Prospects:
The Need for Systematic Dissemination Materials and Materials Development
Reiko MatsubaguchiAyako Mikami
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2015 Volume 35 Pages 53-62


The objectives of this study were to ascertain and identify issues regarding the current state of education related to energy conservation, and to suggest specific courses of action. Based on a comparison of approved textbooks and curriculum guidelines from Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and actual cases of educational activities for people, evidence indicated that the principle issue is the absence of a systematic relationship between policies and practices. Successful models from foreign countries suggest the need for the systematic dissemination of materials, and the systematic development of materials and teacher training.

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