ERIC Number: EJ719073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 26
Towards a Better Grasp of What Matters in View of "the Posts"
O'Donoghue, Rob; Lotz-Sisitka, Heila
Environmental Education Research, v11 n4 p445-454 Sep 2005
This response to McKenzie suggests that the issues of representivity, legitimacy and politics, inscribed within an institutional continuism characteristic of modernity within the McKenzie discourse, could well be recast within a reflexive view informed by insights derived with developing social theory. It briefly overviews the struggle for human agency that played out within the deconstructive engagements of the posts and probes how perspectives in social theory are opening the way for a break with features of environmental education as an institutional field. The review points to a reconstituting of the idea of environmental education research from scholastic field of/for environmental awareness and sustainable development, to a reflexive engagement within processes of social reproduction and reorientation in a changing world. A shift such as this would constitute a subtle change in a developing field of research, to situated design decisions of reflexive engagement (research) in social fields constituted within developing cultural contexts of risk.
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Social Theories, Environmental Education, Educational Research, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa