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Jickling, Bob – Environmental Education Research, 2013
Processes of normalizing assumptions and values have been the subjects of theoretical framing and critique for several decades now. Critique has often been tied to issues of environmental sustainability and social justice. Now, in an era of global warming, there is a rising concern that the results of normalizing of present values could be…
Descriptors: Criticism, Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Climate
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Reid, Alan; Payne, Phillip G.; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy – Environmental Education Research, 2010
This not quite "final" ending of this special issue of "Environmental Education Research" traces a series of hopeful, if somewhat difficult and at times challenging, openings for researching experiences of environment and place through children's literature. In the first instance, we draw inspiration from the contributors who…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Environmental Education, Ethics, Fear
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Cutting, Roger; Cook, Robert – Environmental Education Research, 2009
The breadth and depth of the environmental crisis and the consequently wide and inclusive interpretations of "sustainable development" has promoted a disparate range of academic responses encouraging a loose interpretation of environmental education and Education for Sustainable Development. This in turn reduces the capacity for the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Criticism, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Connell, Sharon – Environmental Education Research, 2006
The purpose of this paper is to contribute to methodological discourse about research approaches to environmental education. More specifically, the paper explores the current status of the "empirical-analytical methodology" and its "positivist" (traditional- and post-positivist) ideologies, in environmental education research through the critical…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Environmental Education, Criticism, Role of Education
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Ohman, Johan – Environmental Education Research, 2006
Education is presented with a challenge when faced with criticism of modern science and adoption of a pluralistic view of environmental education and education for sustainable development. In dealing with this challenge, a practical understanding inspired by the later works of Ludwig Wittgenstein is suggested as a complement to more traditional…
Descriptors: Criticism, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Science Education
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Kelsey, Elin – Environmental Education Research, 2003
International environmental agreements are a primary mechanism of global environmental governance. Increasingly, international environmental agreements recognise the importance of public participation through education. Yet, despite the prominence of international environmental agreements on the international agenda, and the stated commitment to…
Descriptors: Criticism, Citizen Participation, Environmental Education, Nongovernmental Organizations