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TitleDiversity of teachers’ conceptions related to environment and human rights. A survey in 24 countries
Author(s)Clément, Pierre
Caravita, Silvia
Khammar, F.
Carvalho, Graça Simões de
Quinn, F.
Lopes, G.
Paloma, S.
Béré-Yoda, I.
Nchia, L. Ntam
Valanides, N.
Pata, K.
Sarapuu, Tago
Rauma, A. L.
Laurent, Charline
Castéra, J.
Bogner, Franz
Varga, A.
Valente, A.
Khalil, I.
Turcinaviciene, J.
Pace, P.
Selmaoui, S.
Samonek-Miciuk, E.
Kozan, A.
Thiaw, M. S.
Stanisavljevic, J.
Abrougui, Mondher
Human rights
Issue dateMar-2012
PublisherEuropean Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Abstract(s)The environmental, social and economical dimensions of ESD include human rights as equality of all the human beings independently to their gender, ethnic group, religion or sexual orientation. To analyse teachers’ conceptions on environment and on human rights, and to identify eventual links between them and with controlled parameters, a large survey has been done in 24 countries (8 749 teachers). The data are submitted to multivariate analyses. In the less developed countries, the teachers’ conceptions are more anthropocentric, less awareness of the problem of the limit of resources in our planet, and less reticent to use GMO (genetically modified organisms). These teachers are more believing in God, more practicing religion, more for “a strong central power”, “against the separation between science and religion”. The priority of ESD in these countries is poverty and development, while it is to avoid wasting and excessive consumption in the most developed countries. The teachers with the most anthropocentric conceptions more agree with these propositions: “It is for biological reasons that women more often than men take care of housekeeping” and “Ethnic groups are genetically different and that is why some are superior to others”, and more disagree with: “Homosexual couples should have the same rights as heterosexual couples”. These points illustrate that some socio-cultural traditions can differ from values of ESD (the universal human rights).
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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