ERIC Number: EJ903353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Reflecting on Environmental Education: Where Is Our Place in the Green Movement?
Journal of Environmental Education, v41 n3 p179-191 2010
Recently the environmental movement has seen much success and progress under a newly-framed green paradigm. Yet, despite the proliferation of national attention to, and public interest in, the go-green mentality, environmental education still seems to be stuck within the old environmental paradigm. This critical essay shares lessons that environmental education can learn through incorporating a human benefits approach. Ultimately, this essay calls for a reflection on environmental education's presence within the budding sustainability movement and calls for the "humanization" of environmental education discourse and pedagogical practice.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Models, Environmental Education, Ecology, Quality of Life, Positive Reinforcement, Humanization, Well Being
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A