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ERIC Number: EJ885072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Challenging a "Closing Circle": Alternative Research Agendas for the ESD Decade
Sauve, Lucie; Berryman, Tom
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v4 n3 p229-232 2005
The object of the authors' professional work is the reconstruction of the complex web of personal and social relations to the environment, considered as a crucial educational issue. They conceptualize and practice EE as an essential dimension of education that emphasizes the close relationships between the human and the "more-than-human-world" woven in the same life matrix. The authors undertook a research project to analyze international proposals for EE, and were surprised to see how the range of approaches to the environment have somehow been constantly narrowing. The "new" feature of education for sustainable development is that it now finally consecrates the shift from an environmental perspective to a development one. The authors emphasize that advancing the idea of education for sustainable development as part of a closing circle, as part of educational and environmental problems, is unsettling for many people. But again, as educators and researchers, they need to be reflexive. In this article, the authors discuss some elements of an alternative agenda for the ESD Decade.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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