Global Perspectives in Environmental Adult Education (Counterpoints #230) (Paperback)
This book outlines theories and practices in environmental adult education that are emerging worldwide. The need for environmental adult education arises not from a deficit platform of lack of awareness and individual behavior modification - but rather from the asset belief in an existing - if sometimes hidden - ecological knowledge of the need for a deeper sociopolitical, race, and gender analysis of environmental problems, and the power and potential of democratic participation and collective action. Authors from Canada, the Philippines, Kenya, India, Mexico, Fiji, Australia, Sudan, and the United States examine areas such as environmental racism and the legacy of colonization, self-governance and community resistance, ecological, women's and indigenous knowledge, international development and globalization, feminist pedagogical and arts-based practices, and participatory research practice.
The Editor: Darlene E. Clover is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She is the co-author of two books, The Nature of Transformation: Environmental Adult Education and Environmental Adult Education. Dr. Clover also teaches and publishes in the areas of feminist pedagogy and community arts, environmental activism, leadership, and community learning. She is an editorial board member of two environmental education journals in Canada and Mexico.