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Environmental education and advocacy : changing perspectives of ecology and education

Author: Edward A Johnson; Michael J Mappin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book brings together ecologists, environmental philosophers and educators to address concerns over advocacy in environmental education, whilst providing those interested in education with  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward A Johnson; Michael J Mappin
ISBN: 0521824109 9780521824101
OCLC Number: 936651748
Description: 333 p.
Contents: Contributors; Preface; 1. Changing perspectives of ecology and education in environmental education M. J. Mappin and E. A. Johnson; Part I. Changing Perspectives of Ecology: 2. Scientific ecology and ecological ethics: the challenges of drawing ethical conclusions from scientific facts J. R. Des Jardins; 3. Changing academic perspectives of ecology: a view from within J. Kolasa and S. T. A. Pickett; 4. The role of learned societies, government agencies, NGOs, advocacy groups, schools, and environmental educators in shaping public understanding of ecology D. R. Slingsby and S. Barker; Part II. Changing Perspectives of Education: 5. Education and advocacy: a troubling relationship B. Jickling; 6. Changing academic perspectives in environmental education research and practice: progress and promise J. A. Palmer and J. C. Birch; 7. The purposes of environmental education: perspectives of teachers, governmental agencies, NGOs, professional societies and advocacy groups J. F. Disinger; Part III. Assessing Changing Perspectives in Ecology and Education: 8. Developing guidelines for environmental education in the United States: the national project for excellence in environmental education B. Simmons; 9. Assessing the educational dimension of environmental education resources provided by non-formal groups D. L. Haury; 10. Assessing the science dimension of environmental issues through environmental education S. D. Kolsto; Part IV. Integrating Changing Perspectives of Ecology, Education and Action: 11. A framework for integrating ecological literacy, civics literacy and environmental citizenship in environmental education M. E. Krasny and R. Bonney; 12. Integrating education and action in environmental education M. McClaren and B. Hammond; 13. Environmental education through citizen science and participatory action research M. E. Krasny and R. Bonney; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Edward A. Johnson, Michael J. Mappin.


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