Environmental Education Across Cultures: Beyond the Discourse of Shallow Environmentalism

  title={Environmental Education Across Cultures: Beyond the Discourse of Shallow Environmentalism},
  author={A. Stibbe},
  journal={Language and Intercultural Communication},
  pages={242 - 260}
  • A. Stibbe
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Language and Intercultural Communication
  • Environmental education has increasingly become part of the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) curriculum worldwide. This article analyses 26 EFL textbooks used in Japan, to discover what kind of environmental education they offer, and what this says about intercultural communication in the teaching/learning process. The results show how textbooks, by concentrating mainly on technical solutions to environmental problems, fail to open to criticism the cultural values at the heart of the… CONTINUE READING
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