The Investigation of Science and Classroom Teacher Candidates Attitudes to Sustainable Environment

Hicret Çimen / Semra Benzer

Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes of prospective teachers studying in science and classroom teaching departments towards sustainable environment. The research was carried out with 342 science teachers and 324 classroom teacher candidates who were studying in Gazi University Faculty of Education during the 2017-2018 academic year. Screening model was used in the research. Personal information form and Sustainable Environment Attitude Scale were used to obtain data. According to the findings obtained from the research, prospective teachers’ attitudes towards sustainable environment were found to be high. There is a significant difference in favor of prospective teachers in science teaching departments and in favor of female teacher candidates according to gender. There was no difference between the grade levels of science teacher candidates. A significant difference was found between the 1-2 and 2-4 classes of classroom teaching class levels.

Keywords: Success, Teacher candidates, Sustainable environment, Attitude.

Fen Bilgisi ve Sınıf Öğretmen Adaylarının Sürdürülebilir Çevreye Yönelik Tutumlarının İncelenmesi

Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes of prospective teachers studying in science and classroom teaching departments towards sustainable environment. The research was carried out with 342 science teachers and 324 classroom teacher candidates who were studying in Gazi University Faculty of Education during the 2017-2018 academic year. Screening model was used in the research. Personal information form and Sustainable Environment Attitude Scale were used to obtain data. According to the findings obtained from the research, prospective teachers’ attitudes towards sustainable environment were found to be high. There is a significant difference in favor of prospective teachers in science teaching departments and in favor of female teacher candidates according to gender. There was no difference between the grade levels of science teacher candidates. A significant difference was found between the 1-2 and 2-4 classes of classroom teaching class levels.

Keywords: Success, Teacher candidates, Sustainable environment, Attitude.

Hicret Çimen / Semra Benzer
DOI: 10.29224/insanveinsan.475471
Year 6, Issue 21, Summer 2019


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