A Foucauldian Analysis of Environmental Education: Toward the Socioecological Challenge of the Earth Charter

  title={A Foucauldian Analysis of Environmental Education: Toward the Socioecological Challenge of the Earth Charter},
  author={David A. Gruenewald},
  journal={Curriculum Inquiry},
  pages={107 - 71}
Abstract This article examines recent trends in environmental education (EE) and argues that its institutionalization within general education works against its own socially and ecologically transformative goals. EE emerged as a cultural response to international awareness that human beings were negatively impacting their environments and causing ecological and social crises. Yet the institutionalization of EE within general education has diluted it of its political purpose of acknowledging and… 
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