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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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Approaches of Biology Teacher Candidates towards Ecological Products (Esra Çakirlar Altuntaş / Salih Levent Turan)

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Esra Çakirlar Altuntaş and Salih Levent Turan

Approaches of Biology Teacher Candidates towards Ecological Products

Abstract: This study aims at determining the approaches of pre-service biology teachers towards ecological products by considering their environmental concern and environmental behaviours. Accordingly, the data collection tool which is available in literature and is composed of six sub-dimensions has been used. The sample group of the research is composed of 135 pre-service biology teachers who study in Ankara in the 2014–2015 Spring Semester. As a result of the research, it has been realised that environmental behaviours of pre-service biology teachers do not indicate any meaningful difference in accordance with the class level, their green products awareness indicates a meaningful difference in accordance with the settlements, but their tendencies of environmentally conscious purchasing do not indicate any difference. There is a meaningful difference between their green product awareness and their environmentally conscious purchasing behaviours.

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