ISSN:2149-0821

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS and THE STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN TURKEY


Environmental problems have become one of the most crucial issues of our age as a result of globalization. This subject, being discussed by national and international fields, is waiting for solutions concerning the whole humanity. The studies of different disciplines have made the issue acquired an interdisciplinary characteristic. The aim of this qualitative and descriptive study is to reveal the status of the environmental education in Turkey by dwelling on national and global environmental problems. Within this context, some general information about the definitions of the environment and national and international environmental problems will be given. Then, a passage from environmental ethics to Islamic point of view will be made. Environmental education, as the main focus point of this paper, will be evaluated within the framework of educational programs and academic studies and some suggestions will be given.


Keywords


Environmental Problems, Environmental Ethics, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education

Author : Senem GÜRKAN
Number of pages: 525-537
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/SOBIDER.37027
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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