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ERIC Number: ED519338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-7
Pages: 260
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-0585-8
Education and Climate Change: Living and Learning in Interesting Times
Kagawa, Fumiyo, Ed.; Selby, David, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
There is widespread consensus in the international scientific community that climate change is happening and that abrupt and irreversible impacts are already set in motion. What part does education have to play in helping alleviate rampant climate change and in mitigating its worst effects? In this volume, contributors review and reflect upon social learning from and within their fields of educational expertise in response to the concerns over climate change. They address the contributions the field is currently making to help preempt and mitigate the environmental and social impacts of climate change, as well as how it will continue to respond to the ever changing climate situation. Contents include: (1) Introduction (Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby); (2) Climate Change Education and Communication: A Critical Perspective on Obstacles and Resistances (Edgar Gonzalez-Gaudiano and Pablo Meira-Cartea); (3) "Go, Go, Go, Said the Bird": Sustainability-related Education in Interesting Times (David Selby); (4) Peace Learning: Universalism in Interesting Times (Magnus Haavelsrud); (5) Climate Injustice: How Should Education Respond? (Heila Lotz-Sisitka); (6) The Environment, Climate Change, Ecological Sustainability and Anti-Racist Education (George J. Sefa Dei); (7) Learning in Emergencies: Defense of Humanity for a Livable World (Fumiyo Kagawa); (8) Sustainable Democracy: Issues, Challenges and Proposals for Citizenship Education in an Age of Climate Change (Ian Davies and James Pitt); (9) School Improvement in Transition: An Emerging Agenda for Interesting Times (Jane Reed); (10) Critique, Create and Act: Environmental Adult and Social Movement Learning in an Era of Climate Change (Darlene E. Clover and Budd L. Hall); (11) Transforming the Ecological Crisis: Challenges for Faiths and Interfaith Education in Interesting Times (Toh Swee-Hin and Virginia Cawagas); (12) Public Health Threats in a Changing Climate: Meeting the Challenges through Sustainable Health Education (Janet Richardson and Margaret Wade); (13) Weaving Change: Improvising Global Wisdom in Interesting and Dangerous Times (Wendy Agnew); and (14) Climate Change Education: A Critical Agenda for Interesting Times (Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby). [Foreword by Desmond Tutu, titled "The Fatal Complacency.")
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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