ERIC Number: ED398046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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The Problem of Will in Environmental Education and Its Implications for Curriculum.
Litzgus-Sianchuk, Jennifer J.
Humanity has enough knowledge and resources to respond effectively to the environmental and related global crises, and large international coalitions of scientists and religious leaders urge humanity to immediately and dramatically change our relationship with nature. Although many individuals express agreement with these recommendations, the "will" to respond to the environmental crisis seems to be lacking. The same worldview held responsible for creating the environmental crisis, has also affected people such that their will to respond to the environmental crisis is blocked. Although the central theme of environmental education has been to achieve widespread responsible environmental behavior, environmental education scholars have neglected to explore the concept and process of will. They have predominantly assumed that information alone will lead automatically to responsible environmental behavior. This thesis explores the problem of will in environmental education, especially in light of contemporary constraints on will, and it identifies some practical implications for curriculum. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: M.A. Thesis, University of Ottawa.