Volume 17, Issue 3 (10-2021)                   HSR 2021, 17(3): 199-209 | Back to browse issues page

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Mokhtari H, Larijani M, Shobeiry S M, Saeidipour B. Identifying Effective Indicators in Educating Citizens to Minimize and Separate the Waste at Source: (A Case of High School Students). HSR 2021; 17 (3) :199-209
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1- PhD Student, Department of Environmental Education, Payame Noor University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Education, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
3- Professor, Department of Environmental Education, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
4- Assisstant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Waste is not only problematic in terms of health and environment, but also in terms of transportation, collection, and disposal. The aim of this study was to identify the effective indicators in citizenship education for minimization and sepration of waste at source in Khomein, Iran, in 2020.
Methods: This research was exploratory in terms of purpose, and was conducted with the mixed method based on deductive-inductive reasoning. The statistical population of this study consisted of experts including university professors and municipal managers. Non-probability and purposive sampling method was performed. Data collection tools were semi-structured interviews and Fuzzy Delphi questionnaire. For the analysis of specialized interviews, the qualitative thematic method was used. In addition, the identified indicators were validated by Fuzzy Delphi method.
Findings: The results of the interviews were analyzed by content analysis method. In the open coding stage, 517 codes were identified. Finally, 11 categories (main category) and 45 indicators (subcategory) were obtained through axial coding.
Conclusion: In order to educate citizens to minimize and separate the waste at source, it is needed to lay the groundwork that is appropriate to the educational goals. Meanwhile, the principles of curriculum education and the determination of educational behavioral goals are of great importance. Besides, appropriate educational needs assessment, the principles of selecting educational content, and organizing it in order to achieve the goals of citizenship education serve as a facilitating factor. In general, the principles of selecting teaching-learning methods and approaches based on it and considering the analysis and determination of the evaluation system as well as the role of the teacher in the appropriate educational environment will lead to respect and responsibility for the environment in high school students.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/11/5 | Accepted: 2021/09/22 | Published: 2021/10/2

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