Understandings of Students’ Environmental Ethics About Importance of Biodiversity in Kars

Sibel GÜRBÜZOĞLU YALMANCI

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Turkey is among the most important biodiversity areas of the world. For this reason Biodiversity education is a necessity for Turkey and researches on this issue is important. The identification of environmental ethics approaches that will form the basis for students’ thinking about important environmental issues such as biodiversity will present different perspectives for the solution of this issue which has become an environmental problem and will affect environmental behavior. The aim of this study is to determine tthe students’ environmental ethics approaches for the importance of biodiversity. The case study was used in the study within the qualitative research model. As a data collection tool, a questionnaire form consisting of open ended questions was used. Content analysis and percent value calculations were made for the analysis of collected data. Categories and codes were created in the light of the answers given to the questions. According to the results of the study, students answered the most anthropocentric ethical approach in all questions. It can be said that this approach is more dominant in students.

 


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