Environmental education is history: The extent to which modern history education adopts characteristics of socially critical environmental education

Barry, Clayton (2006) Environmental education is history: The extent to which modern history education adopts characteristics of socially critical environmental education. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 22 1: 3-13.

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Author Barry, Clayton
Title Environmental education is history: The extent to which modern history education adopts characteristics of socially critical environmental education
Journal name Australian Journal of Environmental Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0814-0626
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 13
Total pages 11
Place of publication Bellingen, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Association for Environmental Education
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper reports on a research study that investigated the extent to which the Queensland secondary school subject Modern History adopts characteristics of socially critical environmental education. The study found that while the Modern History syllabus gives ample opportunities for students to focus their inquiries on environment, Modern History teachers had overlooked this aspect of the syllabus. More positive findings of this research are that both the syllabus and teachers adopt many characteristics of socially critical environmental education. In particular, the values, political and emancipatory characteristics feature strongly in both policy and practice. To a lesser extent, both the holistic and issues-based characteristics are represented. Finally, this research study shows that the action characteristic, as defined in socially critical environmental education, is clearly neglected. Despite this, there is a case to be made for Modern History to be used as a vehicle for socially critical environmental education in Queensland schools.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
 
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