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ERIC Number: EJ839070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
A Comparative Study on Pre-Service Teachers' and Elementary Students' Attitudes towards the Environment
Tuncer, Gaye; Sungur, Semra; Tekkaya, Ceren; Ertepinar, Hamide
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v16 n2 p188-198 May 2007
The purpose of the present study was to assess Turkish elementary school students' and pre-service teachers' environmental attitudes, and to explore whether there was a significant difference in the attitudes towards the environment of the above mentioned two groups. Data was gathered by circulating a 45-item "Environmental Attitude Questionnaire" to a total of 1235 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, and 334 pre-service teachers. The results indicated that participants of this study accepted that environmental pollution is a serious problem of our times and it will not diminish in the future. Also they are aware of individual responsibilities in finding solutions for environmental problems. A similar conclusion, however, cannot be drawn when the attitudes towards solutions for the environmental problems are of concern. The findings also demonstrated that pre-service teachers and elementary school students significantly differed in their attitude towards the environment. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey