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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
Castellano, Maria; Quirino de Luca, Andrea; Sorrentino, Marcos – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This article addresses the interface between environmental and humane education, as a theoretical and practical emerging field in Brazil. We begin by presenting conceptual similarities that, in our view, underpin and justify the need for a growing connection between the two fields of research and educational practice. We then describe an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Educational Practices, Workshops
MacPherson, Seonaigh – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This paper explores the implications of a renewed model of citizenship and citizenship education developed on the principles of ecology and ecological interdependence. By reframing our community from a human polity to a biotic community, the scope of our citizenship responsibilities shift. While expanding to encompass a global context, this new…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Educational Philosophy, Economics, Ecology