Reflections on "Environmental Education: Promise and Performance"

Deborah Simmons


Open and intellectually honest critiques of any field of inquiry are essential. Without the opportunity for multilogue and the inclusion of diverse points of view, academic integrity becomes highly questionable. To the extent that criticism forces us to reflect upon our own values, beliefs and working paradigms, I welcome that criticism wholeheartedly. There is a demonstrated need for multiple forums for the productive testing and critiquing of our work, our assumptions, and our vision for the future, if environmental education is to grow and prosper both in its scholarship and its practice. For providing an additional forum for reflection, I thank the editors of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education. ...

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