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The Failure Of Environmental Education And How We Can Fix It

Author : Charles Saylan
ISBN : 9780520948723
Genre : Nature
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At a time when wild places everywhere are vanishing before our eyes, Charles Saylan and Daniel T. Blumstein offer this passionate indictment of environmental education—along with a new vision for the future. Writing for general readers and educators alike, Saylan and Blumstein boldly argue that education today has failed to reach its potential in fighting climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. In this forward-looking book, they assess the current political climate, including the No Child Left Behind Act, a disaster for environmental education, and discuss how education can stimulate action—including decreasing consumption and demand, developing sustainable food and energy sources, and addressing poverty. Their multidisciplinary perspective encompasses such approaches as school gardens, using school buildings as teaching tools, and the greening of schoolyards. Arguing for a paradigm shift in the way we view education as a whole, The Failure of Environmental Education demonstrates how our education system can create new levels of awareness and work toward a sustainable future.

The Failure Of Environmental Education And How We Can Fix It

Author : Charles Saylan
ISBN : 9780520265387
Genre : Education
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“The hope for the future depends on teaching current and future students the analytical and critical thinking skills for dealing with the most critical problems. My own hope is for this book to be read by everyone, even those outside the field of environmental education. Read this book, read it again, share it widely, and do something - anything - to help our needy and wounded planet."-Marc Bekoff, author of The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons For Expanding Our Compassion Footprint "Saylan and Blumstein provide a compelling vision of what can be, and what should be, if we have the courage to open our eyes and the boldness to act.”-Peter Saundry, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment “A clarion call to incorporate environmental education in all grades K-12, across all academic disciplines, in order to produce future generations of environmental stewards."-Mark Gold, President, Heal The Bay "We need a sea change in the educational system. After all, if we can teach schoolchildren that vandalism is wrong, why can we not teach them that environmental destruction is wrong? This book is a haunting call to action. A beautifully written manifesto that gets it right."-Ron Swaisgood, Director of Applied Animal Ecology, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global “The greatest threat to the future of all species on the planet is the huge gap between what is understood about global climate change by the scientific community and what is known about climate change by the people who need to know -- the public. The sound prescriptions in this book need to be read now. We are running out of time.”-Dr. James Hansen, world-renowned climatologist and author of Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity “Environmental education is a disaster and educating the public on environmental issues is the greatest challenge facing humanity today. This book will help us understand why we are headed toward the collapse of civilization, and more important, how to fix it. Packed with sound science, useful information, and brilliant ideas, it is a book we must read, and give, to our local school boards and principals nationwide. Our children will thank us."-Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb and Humanity on a Tightrope

The Failure Of Environmental Education And How We Can Fix It

Author : Charles Saylan
ISBN : 9780520265394
Genre : Education
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“The hope for the future depends on teaching current and future students the analytical and critical thinking skills for dealing with the most critical problems. My own hope is for this book to be read by everyone, even those outside the field of environmental education. Read this book, read it again, share it widely, and do something - anything - to help our needy and wounded planet."-Marc Bekoff, author of The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons For Expanding Our Compassion Footprint "Saylan and Blumstein provide a compelling vision of what can be, and what should be, if we have the courage to open our eyes and the boldness to act.”-Peter Saundry, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment “A clarion call to incorporate environmental education in all grades K-12, across all academic disciplines, in order to produce future generations of environmental stewards."-Mark Gold, President, Heal The Bay "We need a sea change in the educational system. After all, if we can teach schoolchildren that vandalism is wrong, why can we not teach them that environmental destruction is wrong? This book is a haunting call to action. A beautifully written manifesto that gets it right."-Ron Swaisgood, Director of Applied Animal Ecology, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global “The greatest threat to the future of all species on the planet is the huge gap between what is understood about global climate change by the scientific community and what is known about climate change by the people who need to know -- the public. The sound prescriptions in this book need to be read now. We are running out of time.”-Dr. James Hansen, world-renowned climatologist and author of Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity “Environmental education is a disaster and educating the public on environmental issues is the greatest challenge facing humanity today. This book will help us understand why we are headed toward the collapse of civilization, and more important, how to fix it. Packed with sound science, useful information, and brilliant ideas, it is a book we must read, and give, to our local school boards and principals nationwide. Our children will thank us."-Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb and Humanity on a Tightrope

Environmental Education In The 21st Century

Author : Joy Palmer
ISBN : 9781134788385
Genre : Education
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Environmental education is a field characterised by a paradox. Few would doubt the urgency and importance of learning to live in sustainable ways, but environmental education holds nowhere near the priority position in formal schooling around the world that this would suggest. This text sets out to find out why this is so. It is divided into six parts: Part 1 is a concise history of the development of environmental education from an international perspective; Part 2 is an overview of the 'global agenda', or subject knowledge of environmental education; Part 3 introduces perspectives on theory and research in environmental education; Part 4 moves on to practice, and presents an integrated model for planning environmental education programmes; Part 5 brings together invited contributors who talk about environmental education in their own countries - from 15 countries including China, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the USA; Part 6 returns to the core questions of how progress can be made, and how we can maximise the potential of environmental education for the twenty first century.

International Handbook Of Research On Environmental Education

Author : Robert B. Stevenson
ISBN : 9781136699313
Genre : Education
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The environment and contested notions of sustainability are increasingly topics of public interest, political debate, and legislation across the world. Environmental education journals now publish research from a wide variety of methodological traditions that show linkages between the environment, health, development, and education. The growth in scholarship makes this an opportune time to review and synthesize the knowledge base of the environmental education (EE) field. The purpose of this 51-chapter handbook is not only to illuminate the most important concepts, findings and theories that have been developed by EE research, but also to critically examine the historical progression of the field, its current debates and controversies, what is still missing from the EE research agenda, and where that agenda might be headed. Published for the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Environmental Education And Advocacy

Author : Edward A. Johnson
ISBN : 0521824109
Genre : Nature
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Environmental education has often blurred the distinction between ecological science and environmental advocacy. Growing public awareness of environmental problems and desire for action may be contributing to this blurring. There is a need to clarify the distinction between the role of ecological science and the role of social and political values for the environment within environmental education. This book addresses this need by examining the changing perspectives of ecology in education and the changing perspectives of education in environmental education. Guidelines are provided for assessing the science and education perspectives within environmental education, along with suggested frameworks for development of programs and resources that integrate current science, education and action. This book will be of interest to environmental educators, ecologists interested in environmental education, and curriculum and resource developers.

Essential Readings In Environmental Education

Author : Harold R. Hungerford
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114596617
Genre : Education
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Urban Environmental Education Review

Author : Alex Russ
ISBN : 9781501712784
Genre : Education
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Urban Environmental Education Review explores how environmental education can contribute to urban sustainability. Urban environmental education includes any practices that create learning opportunities to foster individual and community well-being and environmental quality in cities. It fosters novel educational approaches and helps debunk common assumptions that cities are ecologically barren and that city people don't care for, or need, urban nature or a healthy environment. Topics in Urban Environmental Education Review range from the urban context to theoretical underpinnings, educational settings, participants, and educational approaches in urban environmental education. Chapters integrate research and practice to help aspiring and practicing environmental educators, urban planners, and other environmental leaders achieve their goals in terms of education, youth and community development, and environmental quality in cities. The ten-essay series Urban EE Essays, excerpted from Urban Environmental Education Review, may be found here: naaee.org/eepro/resources/urban-ee-essays. These essays explore various perspectives on urban environmental education and may be reprinted/reproduced only with permission from Cornell University Press. Contributors Jennifer D. Adams, Brooklyn College, CUNY; Olivia M. Aguilar, Denison University; Shorna B. Allred, Cornell University; Daniel Fonseca de Andrade, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro; Scott Ashmann, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay; Dave Barbier, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; M'Lis Bartlett, University of Michigan; Michael Barnett, Boston College; Simon Beames, University of Edinburgh; Chew-Hung Chang, Nanyang Technological University; Tzuchau Chang, Taiwan Normal University; Louise Chawla, University of Colorado Boulder; Lewis Ting On Cheung, Hong Kong Institute of Education; Belinda Chin, City of Seattle Parks and Recreation; Polly L. Knowlton Cockett, Grassroutes Ethnoecological Association; Laura B. Cole, University of Missouri; Jason Corwin, Seneca Nation; Amy Cutter-Mackenzie, Southern Cross University; Maria Daskolia, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte, Cornell University Cooperative Extension; Victoria L. Derr, California State University, Monterey Bay; Giuliana Dettori, National Research Council of Italy; Bryce B. DuBois, Cornell University; Janet E. Dyment, University of Tasmania; Johanna Ekne, Ekne Ecology; Thomas Elmqvist, Stockholm University; Johan Enqvist, Stockholm University; Mariona Espinet, Autonomous University of Barcelona; Ellen Field, James Cook University; Rebecca L. Franzen, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; David A. Greenwood, Lakehead University; Randolph Haluza-DeLay, King's University, Edmonton; Marna Hauk, Prescott College and Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies; Joe E. Heimlich, The Ohio State University; Alexander Hellquist, Uppsala University; Cecilia P. Herzog, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; Yu Huang, Beijing Normal University; Hilary Inwood, University of Toronto; Marianna Kalaitsidaki, University of Crete; Matthew S. Kaplan, Pennsylvania State University; Chankook Kim, Korea National University of Education; Hiromi Kobori, Tokyo City University; Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, University of British Columbia; Jada Renee Koushik, University of Saskatchewan; Marianne E. Krasny, Cornell University; Shelby Gull Laird, Stephen F. Austin State University; John Chi-Kin Lee, Hong Kong Institute of Education; Raul P. Lejano, New York University; Mary Leou, New York University; Kendra Liddicoat, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; Shih-Tsen Nike Liu, University of Taipei; David Maddox, The Nature of Cities; Karen Malone, Western Sydney University; Mapula Priscilla Masilela, Rhodes University; Elizabeth P. McCann, Antioch University New England; Marcia McKenzie, University of Saskatchewan; Timon McPhearson, The New School; Sanskriti Menon, Centre for Environment Education; Denise Mitten, Prescott College; Martha C. Monroe, University of Florida; Timon McPhearson, The New School; Mutizwa Mukute, Rhodes University; Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University; John Nzira, Ukuvuna-Urban Farming Projects; Lausanne Olvitt, Rhodes University; Illène Pevec, Fat City Farmers; Felix Pohl, Independent Sustainability Consultancy; Andrew Rudd, UN-Habitat; Alex Russ (Alexey Kudryavtsev), Cornell University; Tania M. Schusler, Loyola University Chicago; Soul Shava, University of South Africa; Philip Silva, Cornell University; Nonyameko Zintle Songqwaru, Rhodes University; Marc J. Stern, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Robert B. Stevenson, James Cook University; Erika S. Svendsen, USDA Forest Service; Geok Chin Ivy Tan, Nanyang Technological University; Cynthia Thomashow, IslandWood and Antioch University Seattle; Mitchell Thomashow, Philanthropy Northwest; Arjen E. J. Wals, Wageningen University; Kumara S. Ward, Western Sydney University; Robert Withrow-Clark, Butte College; Wanglin Yan, Keio University

Communicating Nature

Author : Julia B. Corbett
ISBN : 9781597267489
Genre : Nature
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A broader and more comprehensive understanding of how we communicate with each other about the natural world and our relationship to it is essential to solving environmental problems. How do individuals develop beliefs and ideologies about the environment? How do we express those beliefs through communication? How are we influenced by the messages of pop culture and social institutions? And how does all this communication become part of the larger social fabric of what we know as "the environment"? Communicating Nature explores and explains the multiple levels of everyday communication that come together to form our perceptions of the natural world. Author Julia Corbett considers all levels of communication, from communication at the individual level, to environmental messages transmitted by popular culture, to communication generated by social institutions including political and regulatory agencies, business and corporations, media outlets, and educational organizations. The book offers a fresh and engaging introductory look at a topic of broad interest, and is an important work for students of the environment, activists and environmental professionals interested in understanding the cultural context of human-nature interactions.

Conservation Psychology

Author : Susan Clayton
ISBN : 9781118874646
Genre : Nature
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People are inseparable from natural ecosystems, and understanding how people think about, experience, and interact with nature is crucial for promoting environmental sustainability as well as human well-being. This is the new edition of what is now the leading textbook in conservation psychology, the field that explores connections between the study of human behavior and the achievement of conservation goals. Completely updated, this book summarizes theory and research on ways in which humans experience nature; it explores people’s conceptions of nature and environmental problems, their relationship with nature, and their moral lenses on nature; and examines ways to encourage conservation-oriented behavior at both individual and societal levels. Throughout, the authors integrate a wide body of research demonstrating the role of psychology in promoting a more sustainable relationship between humans and nature. New sections cover human perceptions of environmental problems, new examples of community-based conservation, and a “positive psychology” perspective that emphasizes the relevance of nature to human resilience. Additional references are to be found throughout this edition along with some new examples and a reorganisation of chapters in response to reader feedback. This fascinating volume is used for teaching classes to senior undergraduate and graduate students of Conservation Psychology, Environmental Psychology and Conservation Science in departments of Psychology, Geography, Environmental Science, and Ecology and Evolution. It is equally suitable as a starting point for other researchers and practitioners - psychologists, conservation biologists, environmental scientists, and policy-makers - needing to know more about how psychological research can inform their conservation work.

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