ERIC Number: ED458091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-29
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Education: A Case Study of Education for the Public Good.
Chapman, David James
This paper examines the history of environmental education in New Zealand over the last fifteen years, reviewing that history in the context of concurrent changes in the school curriculum and wider society. Preliminary conclusions concerning the potential role of environmental education as a socially transformative agent are developed as a lens through which to examine ourselves as educators. It concludes that belief in a future constructed around social and environmental justice and the common good requires us to expand our role beyond the educational into the arena of politics in order to counter political intrusion into education. (Contains 31 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Science Curriculum, Social Structure
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/99pap/cha99186.htm.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand