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ERIC Number: EJ1141976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
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ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
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Are Some Animals More Equal than Others? Animal Rights and Deep Ecology in Environmental Education
Kopnina, Helen; Gjerris, Mickey
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v20 p108-122 2015
This article focuses on the role of ethical perspectives such as deep ecology and animal rights in relation to environmental education, arguing that such perspectives are well-placed to reposition students as responsible planetary citizens. We focus on the linkage between non-consequentialism, animal rights, and deep ecology in an educational context and discuss the broader issue of ethics in education. Finally, we discuss how the inclusion of deep ecology and animal rights perspectives would improve current environmental education programs by deepening the respect for nonhumans and their inclusion in the ethical community.
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: cjee@lakeheadu.ca; Web site: http://cjee.lakeheadu.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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