Character and Values for Global Citizens: A Study with Preservice Science Teachers

  • Nilay Öztürk Kırşehir Ahi Evran University

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper was to investigate preservice science teachers’ sense of character and values as global citizens; namely their ecological worldview, social and moral compassion and socioscientific accountability. Convenience sampling was used to administer Character and Values as Global Citizens Assessment Questionnaire to 201 preservice science teachers across different grade levels. The validity and reliability analysis revealed that Character and Values as Global Citizens Assessment Questionnaire can safely be used in Turkish context. Factor analysis extracted five main factors of the questionnaire: Interconnectedness, moral and ethical sensitivity, perspective-taking, empathic concerns, and feeling of responsibility under three components of ecological worldview, social and moral compassion, and socioscientific accountability. Besides, preservice science teachers scored moderately high on the components, ecological worldview, social and moral compassion and socioscientific accountability. The participants scored highest on Empathic concerns dimension and lowest on Feeling of responsibility dimension. The implications of the findings were also presented.

Published
2019-07-31
How to Cite
ÖZTÜRK, Nilay. Character and Values for Global Citizens: A Study with Preservice Science Teachers. Başkent University Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 345-352, july 2019. ISSN 2148-3272. Available at: <http://buje.baskent.edu.tr/index.php/buje/article/view/232>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2019.
Section
Makaleler / Articles