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ERIC Number: EJ1114393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1306-3065
Science and Mathematics Teacher Candidates' Environmental Knowledge, Awareness, Behavior and Attitudes
Yumusak, Ahmet; Sargin, Seyid Ahmet; Baltaci, Furkan; Kelani, Raphael R.
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v11 n6 p1337-1346 2016
The purpose of this study was to measure science and mathematics teacher candidates' environmental knowledge level, awareness, behavior and environmental attitudes. Four instruments comprising Environmental Sensitivity Scale, environmental Behavior Scale, Environmental Attitudes Scale and Environmental Knowledge Test were administered to a total of 138 elementary student teachers to collect data. Their responses were analyzed using percentage, factor analysis and correlation analysis. The findings of the study showed that: (1) students' environmental awareness was high; (2) they were sensitive to environment and tended to protect it; (3) participants were familiar with general topics related to environment whereas they have low information level as to technical, conceptual and important environmental issues. However, students' environmental awareness and positive attitudes have been detected not to reflect their behavior. Concerning the study results, suggestions have been made to help teacher candidates' deal with environmental problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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