Volume No. 11 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 617-625 January-March 2017
ENVIRONMENTAL WORLDVIEW AMONG THE TEACHER TRAINEES OF UNIVERSITY OF AEGEAN, RHODES, GREECE AND DIETS, MEGHALAYA, INDIA
Bhutia Y.*1 and Liarakou G.2
1. Department of Education, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (INDIA)
2. Department of Primary Education University of the Aegean, Rhodes (GREECE)
Received on : November 9, 2016
The environmental worldview refers to basic view which individual has developed, through which he understands environment and perceive the relationship between human and the world around. The purpose of the study is to examine Environmental worldview among teacher trainees of Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece and District Institute of Education, Meghalaya, India. They are teacher trainees to be teachers at elementary level of school education. The New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale developed by Dunlap et al. 2000 was used to measure the degree to which respondents view the world ecologically. The sample included teacher trainees of 198 from DIET, Meghalaya and 103 from Department of Primary Education, University of Aegean, Greece. The study found that teacher trainees have ecological worldview. Gender does not effect the environmental worldview among teachers trainees of both the countries. There is no significant relationship between level of religiousness and the worldview of teacher trainess of both the nations. The teacher trainees of Greece and India mentioned that they are almost ready to be an teacher for environmental education but they expressed hopefulness of improving with further input through short term course, seminars and workshops.
Keywords : Environmental worldview, Teacher trainees, Eco-centric, Anthropocentric