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Attitudes to sustainable development among Swedish pupils
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2011 (English)In: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, ISSN 1877-0428, Vol. 15, 316-320 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The preconditions for education for sustainable development (ESD) differ according to contextual factors. This paper discusses the sources of values connected with sustainable development and also presents findings from a Swedish survey about how attitudes to some aspects of sustainable development are distributed among Swedish pupils. The results show significant differences related to gender and education programme. Boys and students in vocational programs hold stronger anthropocentric values than girls and students in theoretical programmes. There is also a positive correlation between solidarity and biocentric values. Comparison with earlier studies indicates that the differences mentioned above are increasing.

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Amsterdam, 2011. Vol. 15, 316-320 p.
Keyword [en]
Attitudes, values, sustainable development, nature, solidarity, equality
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Pedagogical Work
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Curriculum Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-142911DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.093ISI: 000298605100052OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-142911DiVA: diva2:424846
3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences - 2011Bahcesehir University, Conference Center, Istanbul - Turkey
3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences - 2011Available from: 2011-06-20 Created: 2011-01-17 Last updated: 2012-04-04Bibliographically approved

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