International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(4) 451-464

The Views of Pre-Service Science Teachers on Recycling

Ibrahim Yuksel

pp. 451 - 464   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.27   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2012-27-0001.R2

Published online: August 08, 2021  |   Number of Views: 16  |  Number of Download: 73


Abstract

This study aims to determine the views of pre-service science teachers on recycling. The current study was carried out with semi-structured interview questions applied to 130 pre-service teachers studying in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at a state university in the spring term of the 2018-2019 academic year. Due to the time and application limitations, the purposeful sample was chosen. Since this group will teach secondary school students in the future and recycling will be an important issue in the future as well as today, it is necessary to work specifically with this group so that teachers can teach this subject to their students. By taking their opinions, the deficiencies or negativities in the university education will be determined, thus an opportunity will be obtained to take steps towards overcoming these deficiencies. In the study, the case study method, a qualitative research design, was preferred and Recycling Interview Questions that was developed by the researcher was used as a data collection tool, and a content analysis was made. In the case study, a holistic single-case design was used. There are seven codes regarding the theme of “Separating the Wastes” in the 1st question about recycling for the pre-service science teachers. The highest frequency was given for “Reducing Environmental Pollution”. There are six codes for the theme of the contribution of recycling to the country in the 2nd question.The highest frequency was given for “It makes a contribution to the country”. In the 3rd question,  there are six codes regarding the themes of recycling at universities. “Adequate education is not given” had the highest frequency. There are six codes for the theme of recycling at secondary schools in the 4th question. The highest frequency was given for “Only theoretical information is given”. There are seven codes for the theme of the zero waste project in the 5th question. “It is an efficient work” had the highest frequency. The pre-service teachers studying in the Department of Science Education are given practical education regarding recycling, separation of wastes and Zero Waste Project.

Keywords: Recycling, Separating the Wastes, Zero Waste Project, Pre-service Science Teachers


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APA 6th edition
Yuksel, I. (2021). The Views of Pre-Service Science Teachers on Recycling . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), 451-464. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.27

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Yuksel, I. (2021). The Views of Pre-Service Science Teachers on Recycling . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), pp. 451-464.

Chicago 16th edition
Yuksel, Ibrahim (2021). "The Views of Pre-Service Science Teachers on Recycling ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (4):451-464. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.27.

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