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Raising the sustainable development awareness is of great importance for the continuation of the world's livability. Teachers have a great responsibility in order for individuals to make sustainable development a part of their lives. For this reason, teachers need to be individuals with sustainable development awareness. In this study, it was aimed to develop a scale for determining the sustainable development awareness of teacher candidates. The developed scale consists of three sub-dimensions including economy, society, and environment and a total of 36 items. 425 science teacher candidates from seven state universities in Turkey participated in the research. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient for the overall scale was calculated as 0.91. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed for the validity of the scale. In light of the analyses, the scale was found to possess the qualifications to determine the sustainable development awareness of science teacher candidates.
International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education
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