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ERIC Number: EJ1157415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
Creating Space for Teacher Activism in Environmental Education: Pre-Service Teachers' Experiences
Campigotto, Rachelle; Barrett, Sarah E.
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v22 p42-57 2017
Ontario, Canada mandates integrating environmental education (EE) into all subject areas from K-12, but pre-service teachers receive little to no instruction on how to do so. This study focusses on the experiences of 13 pre-service students who demonstrated their passion for EE through their own activism and volunteerism. Findings include the participants' definition of activism, lack of acknowledgement of activist experiences within the program, and participants' worries about being positioned as radical. Further, participants expressed a need for support, space, and time within the pre-service program to discuss these experiences and share ideas and resources within the teacher community. Suggestions to augment teacher education programs and for further research are provided.
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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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