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ERIC Number: EJ1061827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
Eco-Literacy Development through a Framework for Indigenous and Environmental Educational Leadership
Kulnieks, Andrejs; Longboat, Dan Roronhiakewan; Young, Kelly
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v18 p111-125 2013
In response to the call of curriculum reforms at the international, national, and local levels, we conceptualize an eco-mentorship program and envision a learning garden alternative practica. We aim to advance a framework enabling the innovation of Indigenous environmental studies, eco-justice education, and Western scientific environmental knowledge as part of a larger eco-literacy and environmental leadership curriculum in Ontario. We explore the application of a framework for environmental learning that involves eco-hermeneutic practices, making historical and etymological connections between land and language through the development of relationships with place. As gathering and gardening practices have taken place in Indigenous cultures since time immemorial, we investigate how earth, water, food, and plants can be explored through an inter-generational knowledge model.
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education. Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Fax: 807-346-7771; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada