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ERIC Number: EJ899644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Multicultural Environmental Education
Martin, Kristen
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v19 n4 p16-20 Sum 2007
Multicultural environmental education (MEE) is "a new field of theory and practice for environmental education where content is influenced by and taught from multiple cultural perspectives. It is conscious of its own cultural perspectives and of the function that it has in the world and in the lives of diverse students and communities" (Running-Grass, 1996). MEE is based on the premise that the world is experiencing an environmental crisis that is largely the product and responsibility of Western culture (Bryant, 1996). This crisis is characterized by global environmental devastation and international and local environmental injustices. To preserve the lives of humans and other species and to reinstate intercultural justice, Westerners must change their relationship with the Earth and engage "everyone" in environmental issues. This article discusses the barriers to multicultural representation in environmental issues and describes how these barriers can be overcome through MEE.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada