Environmental Education: Is it More Than Objective Science and Facts?

Bob Jickling

Abstract


The past year has been an interesting one. Canadians have watched their leaders host controversial meetings concerning Asia/Pacific economic cooperation (APEC), participate in the Kyoto summit, and reject federally proposed endangered species legislation. We have also heard that our government is considering a Multilateral Agreement on Investment. Many teachers watching these events have agonized over their educational role in bringing these issues into our schools. In many ways, these agonies reflect questions fundamental to the nature and purpose of environmental education. ...

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