The Phi Delta Kappan is a model of mass instruction, which adopts the peer teaching method; it advocates the selection of few learners who should be instructed based on the content of the instructional materials before releasing the selected few to become ambassadors of the message. This method in recent times has been christened training of trainers. The method advocates that community gatekeepers (Leaders of thought) in communities should be selected and guided through with the new information (knowledge), then let them go back to their various communities and teach the people the message so acquired. Women leaders, youth leaders, community elders, Christian groups, age groups and professional groups can be used for the transmission of environmental knowledge in the society. This method is believed to be environmentally friendly, since various issues confronting the environment can be discussed as a group, the people are made to share their views, which are modified and then passed onto the community members, here education is taken to the grassroots through the commission agents who were the first point of contact. This model has been used in other programs, the model also has been used by Freire and Chambers in their community conscientization and participation model, but it was not established then as it is used here. This work therefore mobilized the use of the Phi Delta Kappan model for the teaching of Environmental Education to adult learners in the comfort of their rural communities.
Eneji, Chris-Valentine & Onoghen, Usang & Nkanu, Etah & Acha, Joseph & Odama,. (2017). Teaching Environmental Education to adult learners using the Phi Delta Kappan model in the rural communities of Cross River State, Nigeria. 3. 80-88.