Research Paper

Building the Selection System for Greening Elementary Schools


Pei-Yen Chen 陳姵言, Tsui-Chi Tse 蔡居澤

Published on: December 2017

DOI: 10.6555/JEER.13.2.011

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2017 vol.13 no.2 pp.11-38


As climate change and environmental issues have become increasingly valued and greening has become a trend, school administrators and teachers should follow the trend and introduce the concept of environmental protection to all management levels in order to help schools to transform into green schools. The main purpose of this study is to build a selection system with self-assessment indicators for elementary schools to apply and strive to transform into green schools in the future. The study takes elementary schools in Taiwan as research objects. Literature on green schools in the past and groups of assessment indicators used by other sustainable campuses for the physical environment have been reviewed. The Delphi method was used to select five major aspects, namely "the integration of curriculum," "green campus space," "community-based education," "campus sustainability" and "administrative support", as well as 21 indicators for "environmental issues advocacy." Subsequently, an expert questionnaire survey and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) were applied to select the indicators that the experts found more critical. The results showed that "environmental issues advocacy," "green campus space" and "field learning" are the top three indicators that the experts consider to be more important.



Keyword: Green school, Delphi method, AHP, 分析層級程序法, 綠色學校, 德爾菲法