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ERIC Number: EJ813691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Environmental Adult Educator Training: Suggestions for Effective Practice
Haugen, Caitlin Secrest
Convergence, v39 n4 p91-106 2006
Environmental adult education (EAE) is a viable solution to the world's mounting environmental problems. EAE is a new and emerging field that is faced with constant changes and challenges. While this change presents practitioners with options for dynamic research possibilities, EAE is such that theory and practice in the field face a potential for fragmentation and failure to deliver a cohesive message. In a time when globalisation threatens sustainable development worldwide, it is more crucial than ever to communicate clear ideas about EAE and how it contributes to fighting environmental degradation. It is important, therefore, to bring EAE research into the practical realm. An historical analysis of EAE literature reveals that one area where EAE is seriously lacking is in the training realm. The purpose of this paper is to present trainers of environmental adult educators with a framework of training considerations. The suggestions presented are intended for educators to train individuals who aspire to become environmental adult educators, or individuals who currently identify as such. The implications explored here serve as a guideline for future and current environmental adult educators in order to facilitate effective practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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