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Resilient Education: Confronting Perplexity and Uncertainty

  • Edgar J. González-GaudianoEmail author
  • José Gutiérrez-Pérez
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment book series (PSEE)

Abstract

The chapter explores the role that education plays in a context of growing conflict that magnifies the usual challenges faced by environmental education. The promotion of extractive megaprojects (opencast mining, micro-dams, shale gas extraction), including several preconized as alternative production and sustainable energy strategies (giant wind turbines), has resulted in social conflicts as a result of the breakdown of community ties, the destruction of regional economies, the loss of cultural diversity and the degradation of environments. In areas where such investments are located, local relationships have been disjointed and then selectively integrated and subordinated to globalized value chains led by large transnational corporations. This chapter ends with consideration of strategies that can be undertaken to strengthen local resilience against the onslaught of huge economic forces that tend to elicit the subjection of local governments.

Keywords

Environmental education Neoextractivism Resilient education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edgar J. González-Gaudiano
    • 1
    Email author
  • José Gutiérrez-Pérez
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Researches in EducationUniversidad VeracruzanaXalapaMexico
  2. 2.Educational Research Methodology DepartmentUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

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