Understanding of sustainable development in terms of environmental ethics: A qualitative study

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Şenol Şen
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6050-4794
Senar Temel
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3831-3953

Abstract

This study aims to determine prospective teachers’ understanding of sustainable development concept in the context of environmental ethics approach. Qualitative research method was used. A total of 20 prospective teachers were participated to the study and they were selected by purposeful sampling method. A test comprised of two open-ended questions was used for collecting data. The test was applied to the participants and they were required to answer the questions in writing in 20 minutes. Prospective teachers’ written answers to the test questions were analysis according to content analysis. The findings obtained through content analysis were divided into codes and then categories and themes were defined. After the analysis of the themes and categories, prospective teachers’ understanding of sustainable development concept in the context of environmental ethics approach was revealed and then the findings were discussed in details.    


Keywords: content analysis, environmental ethics, prospective teachers, sustainable development, understanding



 

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Şen, Şenol, & Temel, S. (2020). Understanding of sustainable development in terms of environmental ethics: A qualitative study. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(1), 186-193. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v7i1.4892
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