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Teksöz, Gaye
By means of its major contribution to the values, health and wellbeing of society, higher education has an important role for constructing a sustainable society. Schools of educations, however, have an important role for growing future teachers capable of making sustainable decisions and the ability to integrate sustainability into their lectures. Accordingly, this research has been designed to find out higher education institutions' implementation and scholarly activities related to sustainability in the words of lecturers. The results have been obtained through the application of an adapted version of the Sustainability Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). The sample of the study consisted of 7 schools of education in Turkey and 232 lecturers. Results showed that, sustainability concept has rarely been taught and the institutions do not include the concept either into their structure or the mission.


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Citation Formats
B. ÇAVAŞ, H. Ertepınar, and G. Teksöz, “SUSTAINABILITY IN SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION IN TURKEY: IN THE WORDS OF LECTURERS,” JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, pp. 469–482, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: