Environmental education is a field characterised by a paradox. Few would doubt the urgency and importance of learning to live in sustainable ways, but environmental education holds nowhere near the priority position in formal schooling around the world that this would suggest. This text sets out to find out why this is so. It is divided into six parts: Part 1 is a concise history of the development of environmental education from an international perspective; Part 2 is an overview of the 'global agenda', or subject knowledge of environmental education; Part 3 introduces perspectives on theory and research in environmental education; Part 4 moves on to practice, and presents an integrated model for planning environmental education programmes; Part 5 brings together invited contributors who talk about environmental education in their own countries - from 15 countries including China, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the USA; Part 6 returns to the core questions of how progress can be made, and how we can maximise the potential of environmental education for the twenty first century.
Another reason for decreased coverage is perhaps a sense that the environment
is getting better and we have to worry less ... and creating majors in
environmental journalism, environmental communications, and environmental education.
Author: Kevin Doyle
Publisher: Island Press
Category: Business & Economics
Provides an analysis of environmental career fields and offers advice on job hunting
In this book, we cover six areas of Chinese science education: science education
reform policies, science curriculum and instruction, environmental and
socioscientific issues (SSI) in science education, science assessment, informal
Author: Ling L. Liang
This book provides an overview of science education policies, research and practices in mainland China, with specific examples of the most recent developments in these areas. It presents an insiders’ report on the status of Chinese science education written primarily by native speakers with first-hand experiences inside the country. In addition, the book features multiple sectional commentaries by experts in the field that further connect these stories to the existing science education literature outside of China. This book informs the international community about the current status of Chinese science education reforms. It helps readers understand one of the largest science education systems in the world, which includes, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment, the best-performing economy in the world in science, math and reading: Shanghai, China. Readers gain insight into how science education in the rest of China compares to that in Shanghai; the ways Chinese science educators, teachers and students achieve what has been accomplished; what Chinese students and teachers actually do inside their classrooms; what educational policies have been helpful in promoting student learning; what lessons can be shared within the international science education community; and much more. This book appeals to science education researchers, comparative education researchers, science educators, graduate students, state science education leaders and officers in the international communities. It also helps Chinese students and faculty of science education discover effective ways to share their science education stories with the rest of the world.
Providing a selection of papers presented at ICECE 2018, a biennial conference organised by the Early Childhood Education Program, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. The conference’s general theme was "Finding Alternative Approaches, Theories, Frameworks, and Practices of Early Childhood Education in the 21th Century." Distinct from other periods of time, the 21st century is characterised by so much knowledge -easy to access but hard to grasp, borderless and hyper-connected society mediated by the internet, high competitiveness -not only within a country but across countries, high mobility, and widening economic discrepancy as neoliberalism has strengthened its influence on every sector of human life. The children of today will face many things that have not yet been invented or discovered, sometimes beyond expectations. Scholars and teachers of early childhood education need to be aware of these astonishing changes. The way children and childhood are seen cannot stay the same, and so does the way children of this century are educated. The conference opened a discussion about finding alternative approaches, theories, and best practices of early childhood education for a rapidly changing and globalised society.
American Environmentalism in the 21st Century Philip Shabecoff. down environmental education." Selcraig reported, for example, rhat the Exxon
Corporation spent $1.6 million to develop and distribute a curriculum that
somehow fails to ...
Author: Philip Shabecoff
Publisher: Island Press
"He makes a compelling case that another wave of environmentalism is needed - more powerful, diverse and sophisticated, visionary and flexible. Earth Rising offers a detailed road map that can guide environmentalists toward that new and reenergized place in society."--BOOK JACKET.
Key Issues, Leadership, Literacy, Legislation, Learning Barbara Day. 1 . All life is environmental education which means that how and what we teach results in
students learning that they are either a part of or apart from the natural world .
Author: Barbara Day
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Category: Educational law and legislation
Divided into three major sections, this comprehensive history covers the early kings, the middle ages, and the Yellow Hats, through to the 20th century. Ample bandw illustrations. A reprint of a revised edition published in 1980 by Prajna Press. (First edition published in 1968 by George Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Ltd.) Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
OECD Policy Approaches for the 21st Century OECD. Chapter 15 ... During this
time environmental education has changed fundamentally in character. It has
existed traditionally as ''outdoor education'', ''nature studies'' and for many years ...
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This publication provides an overview and analysis of trends in Sustainable Development and identifies policy gaps and trade-offs that have been encountered and points to future options.
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This open access book is about the development of a common understanding of environmental citizenship. It conceptualizes and frames environmental citizenship taking an educational perspective.
Author: Andreas Ch Hadjichambis
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Electronic books
This open access book is about the development of a common understanding of environmental citizenship. It conceptualizes and frames environmental citizenship taking an educational perspective. Organized in four complementary parts, the book first explains the political, economic and societal dimensions of the concept. Next, it examines environmental citizenship as a psychological concept with a specific focus on knowledge, values, beliefs and attitudes. It then explores environmental citizenship within the context of environmental education and education for sustainability. It elaborates responsible environmental behaviour, youth activism and education for sustainability through the lens of environmental citizenship. Finally, it discusses the concept within the context of different educational levels, such as primary and secondary education in formal and non-formal settings. Environmental citizenship is a key factor in sustainability, green and cycle economy, and low-carbon society, and an important aspect in addressing global environmental problems. It has been an influential concept in many different arenas such as economy, policy, philosophy, and organizational marketing. In the field of education, the concept could be better exploited and established, however. Education and, especially, environmental discourses in science education have a great deal to contribute to the adoption and promotion of environmental citizenship.
“Environmental education” is, however, a term now connected to the relatively
recent birth of environmentalism, and of the perception of environmental
problems: Joy A. Palmer's Environmental Education in the 21st Century suggests
Author: Samuel Fassbinder
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This is the academic Age of the Neoliberal Arts. Campuses—as places characterized by democratic debate and controversy, wide ranges of opinion typical of vibrant public spheres, and service to the larger society—are everywhere being creatively destroyed in order to accord with market and military models befitting the academic-industrial complex. While it has become increasingly clear that facilitating the sustainability movement is the great 21st century educational challenge at hand, this book asserts that it is both a dangerous and criminal development today that sustainability in higher education has come to be defined by the complex-friendly “green campus” initiatives of science, technology, engineering and management programs. By contrast, Greening the Academy: Ecopedagogy Through the Liberal Arts takes the standpoints of those working for environmental and ecological justice in order to critique the unsustainable disciplinary limitations within the humanities and social sciences, as well as provide tactical reconstructive openings toward an empowered liberal arts for sustainability. Greening the Academy thus hopes to speak back with a collective demand that sustainability education be defined as a critical and moral vocation comprised of the diverse types of humanistic study that will benefit the well-being of our emerging planetary community and its numerous common locales.
Paradigms of sustainable consumption styles : Approaches and experiences in
Germany . In P.J. Thompson ( Ed . ) , Environmental education for the 21st century : International and interdisciplinary perspectives ( pp . 33-43 ) . New York
: Peter ...
Environmental interpretation . A practical guide for people with big ideas and
small budgets . Golden , CO : North America Press . Ham , S . ( 1997 ) . Environmental education as strategic communication : A paradigm for the 21st century .
A Comparative Study between Sweden and Germany – 5 The future of Environmental education This chapter is about the ... Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992
and describes Global Monitoring for Environment and Development for the 21st Century.
Author: Jenny Radeiski
Category: Political Science
In the age of global communication where it is possible to become abreast with environmental or socio-political trends from different countries across the world, Sweden and Germany are known as global leaders in different fields. Especially their role in the educational systems is discussed a lot. EU-countries pay much attention to the Swedish way commonly known as “Swedish Model”1 and the German way is in general known with high quality standards in education. The Stockholm Conference in 1972 and in particular the Rio Conference in 1992 was the start that Sweden has environmentally led the world. Sweden is one of the pioneering countries in education for all including immigrants. Germany is known for good qualification in the education. EE plays in both educational system – in Sweden and Germany – an important role which is discussed in the present paper.
3 Through general education and training It is an unresolved debate amongst
educators as to which curriculum and ... A few guidelines for environmental education in the 21st century with these peace objectives in mind are proposed
by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn S Education should emphasize our connections
with other people and other species , and between human ... to engage children
in learning the fundamentals of environmental citizenship in the 21st century .
Author: Tim Grant
Publisher: New Society Publishers
A complete resource for teaching green to young people from kindergarten through grade five.
This introductory chapter provides an overview of the topics covered in this book,
and sets the stage for how urgently educational reform is needed. Education for
Urgent Global Problems As the first decade of the 21st century comes to a close,
Author: Julie Andrzejewski
The concept of "standards" seems antithetical to the ways critical educators are dedicated to teaching, but what would "standards" look like if they were generated from social justice perspectives and through collaborative and inclusive processes? Such is the central question posed by the contributors of this groundbreaking collection on the interconnectivity of social justice, peace, and environmental preservation. Challenging education that promotes consumerism, careerism, and corporate profiteering, they boldly offer examples of a new paradigm for practicing a transformative critical pedagogy. Rather than just talking about coalition building within and across educational communities, they demonstrate how we might communicate from different vantage points and disciplinary boundaries to create a broader picture of social and eco-justice. Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education will be required reading for educators and students who want to envision and practice living, acting, and teaching for a better world.
v Imagine small groups of students scattered about a natural area adjacent to
their school. ... According to the NSF report, Complex Environmental Systems:
Synthesis for Earth, Life, and Society in the 21st Century (Pfirman and AC-ERE
Author: Alec Bodzin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In the coming decades, the general public will be required ever more often to understand complex environmental issues, evaluate proposed environmental plans, and understand how individual decisions affect the environment at local to global scales. Thus it is of fundamental importance to ensure that higher quality education about these ecological issues raises the environmental literacy of the general public. In order to achieve this, teachers need to be trained as well as classroom practice enhanced. This volume focuses on the integration of environmental education into science teacher education. The book begins by providing readers with foundational knowledge of environmental education as it applies to the discipline of science education. It relates the historical and philosophical underpinnings of EE, as well as current trends in the subject that relate to science teacher education. Later chapters examine the pedagogical practices of environmental education in the context of science teacher education. Case studies of environmental education teaching and learning strategies in science teacher education, and instructional practices in K-12 science classrooms, are included. This book shares knowledge and ideas about environmental education pedagogy and serves as a reliable guide for both science teacher educators and K-12 science educators who wish to insert environmental education into science teacher education. Coverage includes everything from the methods employed in summer camps to the use of podcasting as a pedagogical aid. Studies have shown that schools that do manage to incorporate EE into their teaching programs demonstrate significant growth in student achievement as well as improved student behavior. This text argues that the multidisciplinary nature of environmental education itself requires problem-solving, critical thinking and literacy skills that benefit students’ work right across the curriculum.
US $ 22.95 / CAN $ 29.95 Teaching Green Hands - on Learning in Grades 6-8
Edited by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn Teaching ... skills , and values of active environmental citizenship is a crucial component of education in the 21st century
Author: Tim Grant
Publisher: New Society Publishers
A complete resource for "teaching green" to young people in grades 6-8
Environmental Education Research , 13 ( 2 ) , 139-153 . Tilbury , D. ( 1994 ) . Environmental education research : Resolving the crucial curriculum question for environmental education for the 21st century . In Environmental education in the
... ( 1998 ) Environmental Education in the 21 % Century : Theory , practice ,
progress and promise . London : Routledge , pp . 190 - 194 . Institute for Global
Environmental Strategies ( 2002 ) Regional Strategy on Environmental Education
in the ...
Author: Ulisses Azeiteiro
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Category: Environmental education
This book contains the keynote papers delivered at the First World Environmental Education Congress (FWEEC) held in Espinho, Portugal in May, 2003. The FWEEC gathered participants from 38 countries, offering an international platform for educators, scientists, researchers, scholars, politicians, technicians, activists, media and teachers to present and debate world wide issues in environmental education. The themes it deals with include environmental policies and education, media and communication, environmental activism and citizenship, local activities, sustainable agriculture and tourism, economics and sustainability, communication, evaluation techniques, teacher training and general aspects of research. The papers offer an up-dated overview of various trends related to international environmental education, including aspects of research, teaching and project based work. Due to its nature and international scope, this publication is of special interest to educators, scientists, researchers, politicians, technicians, environment activists, teachers and others, interested in the ways environmental education is seen and practiced all over the world.
This list is not exhaustive without a doubt, as there are multiple other
organizations for people with disabilities in Zambia. ... on the individual as the
cause of the disability and overlooks societal-environmental factors as significant
Author: Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda
Publisher: Cambria Press
The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century brings the reader face to face with the mega challenges and key opportunities in Africa's higher education sector in the twenty-first century. Mwenda and Muuka are two of Africa's emergent scholars, with 20 published books and over 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals between them as of 2008. Authors who are diverse in their knowledge and experience of the complexities of education in Africa join Mwenda and Muuka in this treatise, which traverses the higher education milieu on the continent from Cape Town in South Africa to Lagos in Nigeria. Stated simply, those who have long called for a new generation of scholars on education in Africa will find a healthy and refreshing answer in The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century. The motivation for this book was the editors' recognition of gaps in the current understanding of higher education in Africa. The book has clear advantages and defining features over other books on higher education on the continent in the following respects. The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century is a book written from and with twenty-first century realities, making it a significant addition to the continuing and urgent search for solutions to the continent's development dilemma. It is therefore critical reading and research material for many stakeholders including students, professors, universities, and research libraries on the one hand and higher education ministries in Africa on the other. The role of international development agencies and non-governmental organizations towards enhancement of higher education in Africa cannot be overemphasized.