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Environmental Issues in Education

Series: Monitoring Changes in Education Volume: 2

Edited By: G Harris and C Blackwell

207 pages, Figs, tabs

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | May 1996 | #56867 | ISBN: 1857423313
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Effective environmental education is an essential requirement for a sustainable future, yet it is acknowledged that public understanding of major environmental issues remains poor. This book provides an overview of recent research on the degree of understanding of environmental matters and surveys the resources available to support the delivery of environmental education and the development of environmental policies.


The nature and purposes of environmental education; children's attitudes to the environment; young people's ideas about global environmental issues; environmental education, the National Curriculum and the way ahead; a multicultural perspective on environmental education; Eurosurvey - an analysis of current trends in environmental education in Europe; support systems in environmental education; the changing role of fieldwork - use of a wetlands area as a teaching and learning resource; the role of agricultural colleges in environmental education - the Seale-Hayne perspective; environmental policy in further and higher education; environmental education and the general public; education for the environment - from rhetoric to realization.

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