A Report on an Ontario Secondary School Integrated Environmental Studies Program

Constance L. Russell, John Burton


In secondary schools in Canada, environmental education is rarely infused throughout the highly discipline-based curriculum. The various integrated environmental studies programs operating in a number of Ontario secondary schools, however, offer an alternative approach which bears some promise. In this paper, we provide a brief overview of the Ontario programs before turning to a case study of one such program, highlighting student perspectives. We conclude by discussing the promises and limitations of these programs, as well as constraints on their implementation.

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