Environmental views and awareness of preschool teacher candidates

Oncu E. , Ünlüer E.

5th International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Paris, France, 25 - 27 June 2014, vol.174, pp.2653-2657 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 174
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.948
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.2653-2657


Environmental pollution is today's one of the main problems in the world. Many countries spend serious time to solve and try to avoid environmental problems. From early years on the importance of Environmental Education (EE) arose and teachers are the key point of EE. This study takes place in Kocaeli; one of the cities of Turkey which is industrially developed and heavily polluted. This study aims to investigate views and awareness of preschool teacher candidates' from University of Kocaeli, about environmental issues and especially environmental pollution. Two hundred and thirty students' views were collected by an inquiry. Data were processed according to gender, class and the settlement of the candidates' families. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.