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ERIC Number: EJ837143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Environmental Education and Multicultural Education--Too Close to Be Separate?
Nordstrom, Hanna Kaisa
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v17 n2 p131-145 May 2008
Environmental education and multicultural education share many characteristics. In addition to having the same underlying core values of a democratic society, they both emphasise values education, empowerment and active citizenship. Environmental education and multicultural education also find common ground in treasuring diversity, respect and compassion. They both aim for societal reform by reorienting education and facilitating active personal and social change. They also have a strong global perspective. The relationship between these two educational trends should be seen in a wider context, as a starting point for more holistic teaching and learning. Environmental education and multicultural education can be considered as two parts of the same theme of how individuals and institutions can collaborate in building a better, sustainable world locally, nationally and globally. By engaging students in multicultural education, school can simultaneously better achieve the goals of environmental education, and vice versa. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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