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Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education: Framing Issues

  • Bob JicklingEmail author
  • Stephen Sterling
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment book series (PSEE)

Abstract

This book provides a critique of more than two decades of sustained effort to infuse educational systems with education for sustainable development, sustainability education, and, for longer still, environmental education. Additionally, taking to heart the idea that deconstruction is a prelude to reconstruction, this critique leads to discussion about how education can be remade in ways that are conceptually strong and respond to the educational imperatives of our time, particularly as they relate to ecological crises and human/nature relationships. Central to the task at hand is not to add new bits to the curriculum, or new signifiers, but rather, to frame a “new vision for education.”

Keywords

Environment Sustainability Sustainable development Education Deconstruction Reconstruction Ecological crisis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada
  2. 2.Centre for Sustainable Futures (CSF)University of PlymouthPlymouthUK

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