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ERIC Number: EJ1057495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2146-0329
Sustainability as a Framework for Analyzing Socioscientific Issues
Dani, Danielle
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, v1 n2 p113-128 Jan 2011
Scientific and environmental literacy are cornerstones of science education reform and twenty first century citizenry. The ability to make decisions about socioscientific issues is a characteristic of scientific and environmental literacy. This study uses the Sustainability Triad to explore preservice science teachers' analyses and decision-making about socioscientific issues. Results indicate that preservice science teachers do not consistently use the dimensions of the Sustainability Triad as they analyze socioscientific issues, and make decisions that are not sustainable. Recommendations for science teacher preparation programs that emphasize sustainability considerations are provided.
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education. Aksaray Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi, Ilkogretim Bolumu, Kampus, Aksaray 68100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A