Since the 1970's environmental education has received muchattention in many countries from policy makers and educators nterested in merging the complexities of the terms environment and ducation. And while environmental education has expanded itspresence in pedagogical and didactic endeavor, its history also demonstrates contested ideological foundations regarding its implementation in schools. Moreover there is scant literaturea vailable examining student conceptions of environmental education,environmentalism and/or sustainability. This book, therefore, provides insights into this important area via an international study examining Australian and Canadian student's conceptions ofenvironmental education. Through this study it becomes apparentthat for the students who participated in this research project, environmental education is, at is best irrelevant, and at its worst depressing.
Über den Autor
Michael C Nagel, BEd, MEd, PhD: Dr Nagel is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Science and Education, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
John Lidstone, BSc(Econ), MA, PhD: Dr Lidstone is an Associate Professor in Education, Queensland University of Technology.