Abstract


THE OPINIONS AND COMPETENCIES OF PRESCHOOL TEACHERS ON ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

In this research, the interest, attitude and knowledge competences of preschool teachers about the environment and the effects of different variables about this situation were examined. The research was carried out with the preschool teachers working in the city center and districts of Tokat, using the scanning model. 324 preschool teachers joined in the research. Affective tendencies scale, enviromental behavior scale and environmental knowledge test were used to gather the data. The data were evaluated by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and simple correlation, one of the descriptive (arithmetic mean, frequency) and relational methods, according to the problem situations discussed in the research. The analysis of the data was constructed through "The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS 20)" package program. According to the results obtained from the research, no relationship has been found between the preschool teachers' affective tendencies scale scores and their knowledge scale scores. Apart from this, when the behavior scale scores of preschool teachers and knowledge scale scores were compared, it was determined that there was no relationship between them. However, it was determined that there was a positive relationship between teachers' affective tendencies scale and enviromental behavior scale scores. It has been assessed that preschool teachers' interest in environmental education is also reflected in their attitudes.



Keywords

Preschool teacher, environment, environmental education.


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