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ERIC Number: EJ871024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Implications for a Green Curriculum Application toward Sustainable Development
Sahin, Elvan; Ertepinar, Hamide; Teksoz, Gaye
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v37 p123-135 2009
The aim of present study was two-fold: (1) to determine university students' familiarity and understandings of "sustainable development", (2) to examine their attitudes toward sustainable development, environmental values, and their behaviors toward sustainable life styles. The data collected by on-line administration of a questionnaire to 958 university students during February-June of 2008 were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The results reflected that majority of the participants declared themselves familiar with the term of sustainable development, but they could not develop a sound understanding as a holistic concept. It was also found that university students had favorable attitudes toward sustainable development and intrinsic values toward the environment. However, these participants did not readily take some radical actions in order to create a more sustainable future. (Contains 8 figures and 1 table.)
Hacettepe University. Faculty of Education, Beytepe, Ankara 06800, Turkey. Tel: +90-312-2978583; Fax: +90-312-2992083; e-mail: efdergi@hacettepe.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.efdergi.hacettepe.edu.tr
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey