THE ECOLOGICAL WORLDVIEWS AND LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

TitleTHE ECOLOGICAL WORLDVIEWS AND LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLwo, L-S, Fu, J-H, Chang, C-C
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume16
Issue5
Start Page706-722
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedOctober/2017
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordsenvironmental education, local environmental concerns, new ecological paradigm survey
Abstract

This research aims to explore the tendency of the New Ecological Paradigm and environmental concerns on local environmental issues of secondary school teachers. Two hundred seventy teachers were selected by stratified random and cluster sampling from 13 schools to participate in the survey. The seven teachers were interviewed on their concepts and beliefs on the ecological worldviews and local environmental concerns. The results of the research include: With high pro-environmental beliefs, most of the teachers expressed their concerns about the environment. However, teachers believe that “Human will eventually learn enough about how nature works to be able to control it,” which is labeled as anti-NEP item. It seems that teachers mostly notice to “human learn” not to “human control”. It also seems that teacher’ environmental worldviews may be affected by their career training. The results of the research provide some implication for strengthening teachers’ environmental endorsement and therefore to affect people’s environmental ethics and friendly behaviors.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/987-1509213957.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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