Anthropology of Environmental Education


Helen Kopnina (Editor)
Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Labour Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World, Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: EDU029000

This book aims to substantiate the growing body of research of socio-cultural contexts in which environmental education, formal or informal, take place. Innovation in environmental education that takes local contexts into account is necessary in terms of both recognizing global and historical forces that lead to environmental degradation, and social and technological changes that could potentially provide solutions to environmental problems.

Today, we face some of the greatest environmental challenges in global history, including climate change, deforestation, desertification and the rapid extinction of species of plants and animals. As with many social concerns and issues, the education system is widely seen as the appropriate vehicle for wide scale social reform. Environmental education is becoming increasingly important due to a number of changes in society. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

(Helen Kopnina)pp. i-xxxvi

Chapter 1. Tales Best Told out of School: Traditional Life-Skills Education Meets Modern Science Education
(Eugene N. (Gene) Anderson)pp. 1-24

Chapter 2. Circles of Value: Integrating Maya Environmental Knowledge into Belizean Shools
(Kristina Baines and Rebecca K. Zarger)pp. 25-46

Chapter 3. Learning to Protect: Environmental Education in a South Indian Tiger Reserve
(Tapoja Chaudhuri)pp. 47-72

Chapter 4. The Application of Cognitive Ethnobiology to Environmental Education
(Justin M. Nolan and John Richard Stepp)pp. 73-90

Chapter 5. Hobbyists in the Role of Environmental Educator: The Case of Amateur Astronomy Clubs
(Martin Storksdieck, Jill Stein and Eric C. Jones)pp. 91-116

Chapter 6. Folk Knowledge, Interactive Learning, and Education: Community-Based Ecotourism in the Amazon
(Laura Zanotti)pp. 117-142

Chapter 7. Seeing Nature: Images of Nature Presented to Dutch Pre-School Children as Part of Environmental Education Programs
(Engelbert Fellinger)pp. 143-158

Index pp. 159-170

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