Education, Community Engagement and Sustainable Development

Negotiating Environmental Knowledge in Monteverde, Costa Rica

  • Nicole┬áBlum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nicole Blum
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  3. Nicole Blum
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-163

About this book


A growing body of research has given critical attention to diverse theories and practices of environmental education, and its potential contribution to addressing pressing global issues such as sustainable development and climate change. While much of this work has focused on perspectives and practices in Europe and North America, this book explores environmental learning within formal education, in programmes by non-governmental organisations, and in public education spaces in Monteverde, Costa Rica. The discussion also highlights the need for more research to understand the broader social and economic interactions between such efforts and the communities in which they are located.


Costa Rica Environmental Education Ethnography Social learning Sustainable development

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicole┬áBlum
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  1. 1.Institute of Education, Development Education Research CentreUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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