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ERIC Number: EJ807926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs about Sustainable Development: Effect of Gender and Enrollment to an Environmental Course
Tuncer, Gaye; Tekkaya, Ceren; Sungur, Semra
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v31 p179-187 2006
Given that academics know about the current ecological condition of the planet and about the sustainable use of the natural resources, there is an obligation for universities to become leaders in the movement to prevent global ecological collapse. Thus, determining opinions of university students in Turkey on the general awareness of sustainable development is thought to be the very first step to begin with in the way of introducing the concept of sustainability into the education strategies and this has been realized with the 334 students of Faculty of Education of the Middle East Technical University by administering environmental attitude questionnaire. Besides, the effects of gender and enrollment of environmental courses was examined. Two-way ANOVA showed statistically significant effects of these variables on participants' beliefs of sustainable developments. Results also revealed that, pre service teachers are conscious about that one of the most important solution to the environmental problems is through sustainable development and it is closely related with daily life and environment is one of the issues to be considered at the stages of industrialization and economical growth and they seem ready to make changes in their life styles to protect natural resources and they have an intention to take individual roles in solving environmental problems. The question was arisen at this point that, how the university will respond to their intention? (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey