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ERIC Number: EJ808071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Young Attitude on Sustainable Development: A Case Study
Tuncer, Gaye; Sungur, Semra; Tekkaya, Ceren; Ertepinar, Hamide
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v29 p187-193 2005
Patterns of consumption and production are not sustainable in developed/developing countries. In developed countries, the levels of pollution, especially those causing global change, are far too high and trends go in the wrong direction. In developing countries, there is too much strain on the local resource base, and this strain is increasing due to population growth, increases in wealth and urbanisation. Sustainable development, on the other hand, targets to compromise the living requirements of the next generations and the related action plans include changing life styles of the current generations, and concentrate especially on the young people. A sustainable future would not be possible without integrating three basic issues of sustainable development into our lives; consumption, production and distribution. Is it possible to change life styles and consumption patterns, especially for the young people of a developing country, where lots of brilliant marketing techniques are in charge? The current study is designed to move toward in this idea and to investigate the attitude of young people living in Ankara toward sustainability and changing consumption patterns, by means of questioning them. The results of the study bring the conclusion that, one way to equip young people to contribute more in the area of environmental concerns and sustainable development is through more effective environmental education. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey