THE DEGREE OF SCIENCE TEACHERS’ AWARENESS IN THE METHOD OF ACHIEVING OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (20230)
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Taking into considerations the social, economic and health crises as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic coupled with threats posed by climate change, famine, poverty, wars and environmental pollution, the achievement several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) may be delayed or affected at different levels and in various ways. Thus, there is need for the United Nations to pay more attention to it; create more awareness (among teachers) and ensure the timely achievement of the SDGs. This study keeps pace with global trends in achieving the goals of sustainable development (2030). The study sample consisted of 180 science teachers (physics, chemistry, life sciences, earth sciences and environment) in the Directorate of Education for the University District in the capital Amman, and they constitute 88.7% of our study population (203). Since the current study requires determining the degree of awareness of science teachers of methods for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (2030), it was necessary to develop a tool to measure the required purpose. The tool included three areas: people, the planet and prosperity. The results of this study revealed that the degree of science teachers’ awareness of the methods of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from their point of view was moderate. The results also revealed that there are no statistically significant differences (p = 0.815) due to the effect of gender, specialization and experience in all fields, while there are statistically significant differences (p = 0.012) attributed to academic qualification, and this may be attributed to the fact that teachers who have enrolled in graduate studies programs usually have the most knowledge. The results of this study led to the recommendation that efforts should be made to raise the awareness and level of teachers’ knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing awareness trainings, courses and workshops for teachers, as this would positive influence their students.
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