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Education and Climate Change: Living and Learning in Interesting Times

Edited By: Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby

259 pages, no illustrations

Routledge

Hardback | Dec 2009 | #182656 | ISBN-13: 9780415805858
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About this book

There is widespread consensus in the international scientific community that climate change is happening and that abrupt and irreversible impacts are already in motion. In this volume, contributors review and reflect upon social learning from and within their field of educational expertise in response to the concerns over climate change.

The mosaic of inspiring and vanguard ideas graciously offered and shared by the authors in this collection has the power to truly transform global conversations about education for climate change!.The book is an easy read, hard to put down, drawing you back over and over again!.I highly recommend it for a wide range of audiences. It is well worth the price. You will not be disappointed, and, as with me, will likely be inspired.--Journal of Cleaner Production 18 (2010), 696-697 "This is an important and provocative book that brings to view many issues that are too frequently lost in the hype and hubbub. A valuable contribution to the debate that should be read by all those concerned with education and the future of our planet."--Dr. John Blewitt, Director MSc Sustainable Development at the University of Exeter, UK "An extremely timely volume [that] includes an impressive range of authors, impressive not only in their intellectual standing in the field, but also being a genuinely global range of authors, many of whom are also active outside the classroom on civil society and political activities on climate change and sustainability issues...this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the multidimensional problem of climate change as the dominant issue of the 21st century."--Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review


Contents

Foreword: The Fatal Complacency Desmond Tutu. Introduction Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby 1. Climate Change Education and Communication: A Critical Perspective on Obstacles and Resistances Edgar Gonzalez-Gaudiano and Pablo Meira-Cartea 2. 'Go, Go, Go, Said the Bird': Sustainability-related Education in Interesting Times David Selby 3. Peace Learning: Universalism in Interesting Times Magnus Haavelsrud 4. Climate Injustice: How Should Education Respond? Heila Lotz-Sisitka 5. The Environment, Climate Change, Ecological Sustainability and Anti-Racist Education George J. Sefa Dei 6. Learning in Emergencies: Defense of Humanity for a Livable World Fumiyo Kagawa 7. Sustainable Democracy: Issues, Challenges and Proposals for Citizenship Education in an Age of Climate Change Ian Davies and James Pitt 8. School Improvement in Transition: An Emerging Agenda for Interesting Times Jane Reed 9. Critique, Create and Act: Environmental Adult and Social Movement Learning in an Era of Climate Change Darlene E. Clover and Budd L. Hall 10. Transforming the Ecological Crisis: Challenges for Faiths and Interfaith Education in Interesting Times Toh Swee-Hin (S.H.Toh) and Virginia Cawagas 11. Public Health Threats in a Changing Climate: Meeting the Challenges through Sustainable Health Education Janet Richardson and Margaret Wade 12. Weaving Change: Improvising Global Wisdom in Interesting and Dangerous Times Wendy Agnew. Climate Change Education: A Critical Agenda for Interesting Times Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby

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