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Environmental Education in Context

An International Perspective on the Development Environmental Education

2009 - 344 pages

Neil Taylor (University of New England, Armidale, Australia), Michael Littledyke (University of New England, Armidale, Australia), Chris Earnes (University of Waikato, New Zealand) and Richard K. Coll (University of Waikato, New Zealand) (Eds.)

ISBN Paperback: 9789087909611 ($ 43.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789087909628 ($ 99.00)
ISBN E-Book: 9789087909635

Subject: Environmental Education

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This book presents an international perspective on environmental educational and specifically the influence that context has on this aspect of curriculum. The focus is on environmental education both formal and non formal and the factors that impact upon its effectiveness, particularly in non-Western and non-English-speaking contexts (i.e., outside the UK, USA, Australia, NZ, etc.). An important feature of the book is that it draws upon the experiences and research from local experts from an extremely diverse cohort across the world (25 countries and 2 regions in total). The book addresses topics such as: the development of environmental education in different countries, its implementation, the influence of political, cultural, societal or religious mores; governmental or ministerial drives; economic or other pressures driving curriculum reform; the influence of external assessment regimes on environmental education, and so on.
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