INVESTIGATION OF THE PRIMARY PRESERVICE TEACHERS' ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES IN TERMS OF DIFFERENT VARIABLES
İLKÖĞRETİM ÖĞRETMEN ADAYLARININ ÇEVRE TUTUMLARININ FARKLI DEĞİŞKENLER AÇISINDAN İNCELENMESİ*

Author : Halil İbrahim Demir - - Cenk YOLDAŞ
Number of pages : 31-51

Abstract

In this paper it was investigated that whether there is a significant relationship between preservice teachers' attitudes toward environmental problems and science and technology courses. İt aimed to determine whether to show differences of each variable by level, gender, age, inhabited region, participate in any activity that relates to the environment, whether received another lesson on the environment. This research is a study carried out with the relational model. Paper conducted with 206 preservice teachers who are stuying in the 4th grade of Dumlupınar University Faculty of Education Department of Primary School , Science and Technology and Early Childhood Teacher. Data of research were obtained withtwo attitude scales about primary, science and tecnology, early childhood preservice teachers' environmental problems and science and technology education courses. To measure preservice teachers' attitudes toward environment "Environmental Attitude Scale" was developed by Yoldaş (2009) and attitudes toward science and technology education course "Attitude Scale Toward Science and Technology Education Course" was developed by Sarıtaş and Süral (2009). For statistical analysis of the data; independent samples t-test, one-way ANOVA analysis of variance and correlation test was used. As a result of analysis, In a positive but non-significant linear relationship has been found between preservice teachers' attitudes toward environmental and science and technology education courses. According to the results; Attitudes of Primary Preservice Teachers' Attitudes of Towards Environmental Science and Technology Course by Gender Variable T-Test; Although in favor of female students score an average height this difference wasn’t statistically significant. There wasn’t significant difference by level, gender, age, inhabited region, participate in any activity that relates to the environment, whether received another lesson on the environment. As a result of this research it can be said that preservice teachers' attitudes toward the environment is low and the attitudes towards science and technology education is high. * This research was presented at “3rd International Conference on Primary Education (ICPE 2015), 08-10 Octeber 2015 – Nevsehir, Turkey.

Keywords

Environmental attitudes, science and technology course, primary preservice teachers.

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