Schooling and environmental education: contradictions in purpose and practice

  title={Schooling and environmental education: contradictions in purpose and practice},
  author={Robert B. Stevenson},
  journal={Environmental Education Research},
  pages={139 - 153}
  • R. Stevenson
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Education
  • Environmental Education Research
[Introduction] A number of authors have observed a pronounced discrepancy between the problem‐solving and action‐oriented goals associated with the contemporary philosophy of environmental education and an emphasis on the acquisition of environmental knowledge and awareness in school programs (Childress, 1978; Greenall, 1981; Maher, 1982; Robottom, 1982; Volk, et al., 1984). Content analyses have revealed that curriculum materials commonly used for environmental education in Australia and the… 
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