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ERIC Number: EJ1044192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0814-0626
Applying a Feminist Critique to Environmental Education
Di Chiro, Giovanna
Australian Journal of Environmental Education, v30 n1 p9-16 Jul 2014
One thing about which there is widespread consensus is that the earth and its inhabitants are in social and environmental peril. This is where the consensus ends, however, for there is equally widespread disagreement as to the nature and causes of the problems (more social or more environmental), the severity of the problems (for whom are they recognised and felt as problems), and the most appropriate and effective solutions necessary to deal with them. This paper argues for the adoption of a critical, feminist perspective in examining the area of Environmental Education (EE) as an "appropriate response" to this globally perceived socio-environmental crisis. The author takes a close look at what a feminist perspective on the field of EE might look like by examining a feminist view of "environment" and "environmental problem." [This paper is reproduced with modification and permission from the Deakin monograph "Environmental Education: Practice and Possibility," published by Deakin University Press, 1987.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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