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ERIC Number: EJ1018541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec-23
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Relationship between Pre-School Preservice Teachers' Environmental Literacy and Science and Technology Literacy Self Efficacy Beliefs
Surmeli, Hikmet
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n24 p2281-2285 Dec 2013
This study examined the relationship between preschool teachers' environmental literacy and their science and technology self efficacy beliefs. 120 preschool teachers from teacher education programme at one university participated in this study. Data were collected by using Environmental Literacy Scale and Science and Technology Literacy Self Efficacy Belief Scale; quantitative data analysis was conducted for each of the scale. Results indicated that preschool preservice teachers' environmental knowledge and awareness of environmental uses were found to be somewhat satisfactory but their environmental literacy level was found insufficient. In addition their science and technology literacy self efficacy beliefs were found to be quite sufficient. Correlation analysis showed positive and significant relationship among the subdimensions of environmental literacy, but no significant relationship between preservice teachers' attitudes towards the environment and their self efficacy beliefs and between preservice teachers' environmental uses and their self efficacy beliefs regarding science and technology literacy. However, results indicated a significant interaction between preservice teachers' environmental concerns and their self efficacy beliefs regarding science and technology literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Preschool Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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