ERIC Number: EJ816776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Toward a 21st-Century Understanding of Humans' Relation to Nature: Two Hats?
Journal of Environmental Education, v40 n1 p55-61 Fall 2008
From its inception, environmental education (EE) has shouldered the imposition of impartiality on its methods and practices. Considering the reality of global climate change, the author urges the adoption of the more accurate theory of humans' relation to the natural world. This theory necessitates partiality toward healthy, functioning natural systems and an acknowledgement of the evolutionary aspects of humans' relation with nature. Such an adoption would enable EE to operate under a new worldview requiring partiality toward egalitarian social and ecological principles.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Nature Nurture Controversy, Advocacy, Professional Associations, Guidelines, Evaluation Research, Ecological Factors, Environmental Standards, Conservation (Environment)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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