STUDENTS' SELF-ESTEEM OF ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE


Kostova Z., Atasoy E.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT, vol.23, pp.63-66, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13102818.2009.10818366
  • Title of Journal : BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-66

Abstract

The article presents a diagnostic investigation of classroom self-assessment of 174 students in 8th grade of elementary school (92 from Bulgaria and 82 from Turkey). A method of assessment and self-assessment on 40 environmental terms was used. The skill of students to make right decisions about their environmental knowledge was studied. The influence of the differential effect of social status and academic achievement level upon self-assessment was revealed. Comparative analysis of the results from Bulgaria and Turkey showed that most of the students did not reflect critically upon their knowledge and did not evaluate it against school achievement standards.