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ERIC Number: EJ1177564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Beyond "Traditional Geographies": Integrating Urban Political Ecology and Cultural Sustainability into Undergraduate Geographical Education in Nigeria
Nzeadibe, Augustina Chinyere; Uchem, Rose Nkechi; Nzeadibe, Thaddeus Chidi
Journal of Environmental Education, v49 n3 p228-241 2018
This study utilized qualitative methods and the urban political ecology (UPE) framework to situate changes in scope and content of undergraduate geography curriculum in Nigeria within the domain of education for sustainability. It was stimulated by significant curriculum-related events in the geography department of the University of Nigeria, and strategic policy developments in research governance in the university. Having cultural sustainability as its overarching concern, the reform initiative focused on solid waste management (SWM), a challenge with roots in cultural activity. While engaging with students and linking cultural sustainability with SWM, it is argued that integrating SWM topics into new and existing geography courses represents new possibilities for urban sustainable development and geographical education in Nigeria.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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