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Corman, Lauren – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
Freire's influential text, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed," relies on both anthropocentric and speciesist arguments to articulate a pedagogy for human liberation. While Freire's anthropocentric understandings of "nature" have been more thoroughly critiqued, less attention has been given to his construction of nonhuman animals, in particular. I argue…
Descriptors: Animals, Environmental Education, Bias, Critical Theory
Howard, Patrick – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
This article provides an overview of the context, methodology, and theoretical framework of a research project conducted with coastal Newfoundland children living in communities deeply affected by the collapse of the marine ecosystem. Through a participatory engagement with bioregional poetry, the author investigates how children grow in their…
Descriptors: Ecology, Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Poetry
Brock, Richard – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
In this article, the author examines some of the ways in which art and literature converge upon the site of the Canadian landscape, generating an "ekphrastic" conception of place which reminds everyone constantly that every framed, static view of a landscape represents a story house, a repository of narratives concerning all those…
Descriptors: Art, Literature, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives
Bowen, G. Michael; Rodger, Valerie – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Newspapers and other media are often used as a source of information on science issues, both by the public and teachers in classrooms. Over six months, we collected discussions of global warming issues from the online forums of a national newspaper. Our analysis of these contributions suggests there is a considerable effort in these forums,…
Descriptors: Climate, Web Sites, Discussion Groups, Newspapers
Chambers, Joan M. – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
It is argued that the view of nature and the relationship between human beings and nature that each of us holds impacts our decisions, actions, and notions of environmental responsibility and consciousness. In this study, I investigate the discursive patterns of selected environmental science classroom resources produced by three disparate…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Discourse Modes, Instructional Materials
Kolenick, Paul – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
Michel Foucault's concept of power/knowledge is applied to an exploration of how managerial discourse affects the practice of public environmental education at a publicly owned electric utility. Emerging from interviews with people at SaskPower is a managerial discourse with a particularly instrumental approach to environmental education. The aim…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Educational Practices
Sauve, Lucie; Berryman, Tom; Brunelle, Renee – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
The UNESCO-UNEP International Environmental Education Program (1975-1995) provided impetus for developing, legitimizing, and institutionalizing environmental education. More recently, UNESCO was mandated by the United Nations to carry out a worldwide shift towards education for sustainable development. As international organizations'…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Environmental Education, Guidelines, International Organizations
McKenzie, Marcia – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Many feminists have written about working within a tension between poststructuralist theories and activist work based on more "modern" imperatives associated with "taking a stand" against oppression. These discussions of a praxis of "willful contradiction" are helpful in thinking about the theoretical bases of poststructural approaches to…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Social Theories, Critical Theory, Feminism
Mortari, Luigina – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The root of the ecological crisis lies in an ethic of nature consumption. In order to reconstruct our cultural framework, it is necessary to cultivate another ethical approach, an ethic of care. It is the responsibility of school to encourage students to learn how to care for not only the human world, but also for the natural world. This paper is…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Rural Schools, Environmental Education, Phenomenology
Amaya, Silvia Fuentes – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The environmental education field in Mexico is a relatively new social space characterized by wide discursive proliferation and organized by regional hegemonies. In this context, a plurality of identification processes has taken place. There is not a singular environmental educator identity but a multiplicity of local definitions. In this paper, I…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Masters Programs, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
Reid, Alan – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
The field of environmental education research has been moving away from scientistic and positivistic discourses for some time now ("Environmental Education Research," 2000; Hart & Nolan, 1999). However, it has been noted that the meta-discourse about this research continues to draw on their framings, registers, and lexicons (Hart, 2000;…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Discourse Analysis, Educational Research, Meta Analysis
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Gough, Noel – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 1997
Examines some of the ways in which nature is textualized in technocultural discourses with particular reference to the incorporation of satellite-based weather monitoring and digital imaging technologies into global consumer markets of information and entertainment. Suggests that critical readings of popular media representations of weather are…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education