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ERIC Number: EJ1000916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Environmental Education in High School 9th-12th Biology Course Curricula Started to Be Implemented in 2007
Erdogan, Mehmet; Bahar, Mehmet; Usak, Muhammet
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v12 n3 p2230-2235 Sum 2012
The aim of this study is to analyze 9th-12th grade Biology Course Curricula started to be implemented in 2007 with regard to concepts and attainments addressing to environmental education. In this regard, 9th-12th grade Biology Course Curricula were analyzed using content-analysis technique, one of the qualitative research methods. 9th-12th grade Biology Course Curricula started to be successively implemented since 2007 were downloaded from the web-site of Board of Education (BoE) and then content analyzed across the components of environmental literacy, that is the ultimate aim of environmental education, and how much emphasis are given to any components of environmental literacy was also investigated. Examining the components of environmental literacy, it is observed that the attainments in biology course curricula are related with cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains; but much more emphasis are given to the attainments associated with cognitive domain compared to other domains. At the end of the study, suggestions are provided to curriculum developers and biology teachers, who implement the curricula to realize the aims of environmental education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey