International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Elementary School Students’ Knowledge about Environmental Issues in Turkey
Dr. Seval Güven, Dr. Arzu Sener, Esna Betül Bugday

The capitalist lifestyle and the economic understanding, which are widespread throughout the world today, threaten the natural life and the world by spreading every passing day. Individuals' approaches towards the environment, their knowledge levels and behaviors play important roles in the increase of environmental problems. The change of behaviors necessitates the change of attitudes, knowledge and value judgments. The emergence of positive attitudes and value judgments towards the environment is possible through environmental education. In this research, which examines the elementary school second grade students' knowledge levels about several environmental issues; it was determined that while their knowledge levels about some issues are adequate, their knowledge levels about some others are inadequate.

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