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ERIC Number: EJ890657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-2077-2327
Turkish Students' Views on Environmental Challenges with respect to Gender: An Analysis of ROSE Data
Cavas, Bulent; Cavas, Pinar; Tekkaya, Ceren; Cakiroglu, Jale; Kesercioglu, Teoman
Science Education International, v20 n1-2 p69-78 Dec 2009
This paper examined high school students' attitudes toward the environment and their interest in learning about environmental protection with respect to gender. The questionnaire-based Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) Project data of 9th grade students were collected in Turkey from 1,260 students. Statistical analysis included tabulation of frequency distribution, descriptive statistics chi-square and multivariate analysis of variance. The findings of this study revealed that (i) Turkish students have favourable attitudes toward environmental issues, (ii) students are eager to find solutions to environmental problems and show optimistic trends about the future, (iii) students' interests in learning about environmental protection issues are moderate level, and (iv) statistically significant differences were found in environmental attitudes and interests in learning about environmental protection mean scores of students regarding gender. The authors offer suggestions, based on the results, for further research to identify reasons for differences between boys and girls so as to improve environmental education in Turkish schools. (Contains 3 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey