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Female and male teachers’ pro-environmental behaviour, conceptions and attitudes towards nature and the environment do not differ: Ecofeminism put to the test

Författare och institution:
Birgitta Mc Ewen (-); Pierre Clément (-); Niklas M Gericke (-); Eva Nyberg (Institutionen för didaktik och pedagogisk profession); Mats Hagman (Institutionen för didaktik och pedagogisk profession); Jan Landström (Institutionen för didaktik och pedagogisk profession)
Publicerad i:
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 16 ( 1 )
ISSN:
1609-4913
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2015
Språk:
engelska
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Teachers’ pro-environmental behaviour, conceptions and attitudes towards nature and the environment were investigated using 47 questions from the BIOHEAD-Citizen questionnaire. The sample included 1,109 pre- and in-service teachers from Sweden and France. Analyses showed only few significant differences between female and male teachers. Forty-one questions were further analysed in terms of ecofeminism. Ecofeminism claims that women and men’s conceptions and attitudes towards nature and the environment differ, in the sense that women show higher awareness of environmental issues than men. Our study finds quite poor support for this claim and therefore challenges ecofeminism. This may have implications for environmental education and the perspectives of sustainable development at schools, as our results indicate that there is no reason to fear that male teachers are less engaged with environmental education than female teachers.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
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Nyckelord:
Attitudes; Ecofeminism; Education; Pro-environmental behaviour; Sustainable development; Teachers
Postens nummer:
222180
Posten skapad:
2015-09-10 11:56
Posten ändrad:
2016-04-30 09:20

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