Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/6132
Title: Environmental Education in Context: An Overview and Some Observations
Contributor(s): Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid ; Littledyke, Michael  (author); Eames, Chris (author); Croll, Richard K (author)
Publication Date: 2009
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/6132
Abstract: This book presents an international perspective on the development and implementation of environmental education (EE). We are living at a time when environmental issues are receiving unprecedented attention. Much of this focus is on climate change, largely as a result of the Kyoto Protocol of2005, the Stern Report, presented to the UK government in 2006, which predicted dire economic consequences of global warming, and the release of Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth, which made this issue accessible to the general public. As Skamp, Boyes, and Stanisstreet (2007) argue, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing other problems associated with the environment is a government, corporate, and community responsibility, as well as an individual responsibility. But key to effecting change is an informed citizenry, because awareness of an environmental issue is a precondition of taking environmental action (Jensen, 2002). Consequently, effective EE-both formal and non-formal-is seen as a vital component of the fight against environmental degradation globally.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Environmental Education in Context: An International Perspective on the Development of Environmental Education, p. 3-6
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Place of Publication: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9789087909611
9087909624
9789087909628
9087909616
Field of Research (FOR): 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37294023
https://www.sensepublishers.com/product_info.php?cPath=99&products_id=909
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