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Gough, Annette; Gough, Noel – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article explores the changing ways "environment" has been represented in the discourses of environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) in United Nations (and related) publications since the 1970s. It draws on the writings of Jean-Luc Nancy and discusses the increasingly dominant view of the environment as…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Discourse Analysis, International Organizations
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Gough, Annette – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper reviews Australian Government actions related to environmental education, particularly in the past decade, and examines the actions forthcoming from two national action plans (Environment Australia, 2000 and DEWHA, 2009), the implementation strategy for the Decade of ESD (DEWHA, 2006) and developments related to the Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, National Programs, Holistic Approach
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Gough, Annette – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
This article charts the history of environmental education over four decades--from the 1960s to 2006--as a rocky road of determined chocolate with the possibilities of rocks (nuts) and easy passage (marshmallow). There were distractions such as suggestions of changing names and new directions (add fruit?) along the way but the road has continued…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Trends, Educational History
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Gough, Annette – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Science education in the Australian primary school curriculum is a relatively rare event. Several studies over the past twenty five years have all reported disappointingly low amounts of science being taught and the reluctance of primary school teachers to make science a priority in their teaching. Similar outcomes have been reported for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Incidence