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Assessment of Sustainable Development in Secondary School Economics Students According to Gender

Javier Cifuentes-Faura (), Ursula Faura-Martínez () and Matilde Lafuente-Lechuga ()
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Javier Cifuentes-Faura: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Murcia, Campus Universitario, 11, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Ursula Faura-Martínez: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Murcia, Campus Universitario, 11, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Matilde Lafuente-Lechuga: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Murcia, Campus Universitario, 11, 30100 Murcia, Spain

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Úrsula Faura Martínez

Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 13, 1-16

Abstract: Environmental education is one of the most effective means of raising public awareness of the need to preserve the environment, and therefore plays a key role in raising awareness and conserving the environment. Teachers also play an important role in achieving these sustainable objectives. Economic decisions are intimately linked to and affect the sustainable development to a large extent, hence the importance of the subject of economics in achieving sustainability. The minimum contents established by the educational law on these aspects related to sustainability have been revised. Through a survey, the differences in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to sustainable development are analyzed from a gender perspective. It is detected that, in general, women have a greater knowledge of environmental issues and more sensitivity, with a greater commitment to recycling and changing lifestyles.

Keywords: sustainability; education; gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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