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Teaching Climate Change in the United States (1st edition.)

By: Drewes, Andrea(Edited by) Henderson, Joseph(Edited by)

Part of the Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research series
0429609302 / 9780429609305
206 pages
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This book highlights best practices in climate change education through the analysis of a rich collection of case studies that showcase educational programs across the United States.

Framed against the political backdrop of a country in which climate change denial presents a significant threat to global action for mitigation and adaptation, each case study examines the various strategies employed by those working in this increasingly challenging sociopolitical environment. Via co-authored chapters written by educational researchers and climate change education practitioners in conversation with one another, a wide range of education programs is represented. These range from traditional institutions such as K-12 schools and universities to the contemporary learning environments of museums and environmental education centres. The role of mass media and community-level educational initiatives is also examined. The authors cover a multitude of topics, including the challenge of multi-stakeholder projects, tensions between indigenous knowledge and scientific research, education for youth activism, and professional learning.

By telling stories of success and failure from the field, this book provides climate change researchers and educators with tools to help them navigate increasingly rough and rising waters.


JNA Philosophy & theory of education, JNF Educational strategies & policy, JNU Teaching of a specific subject, RNPG Climate change, RNU Sustainability, TQ Environmental science, engineering & technology, YQN Educational: Citizenship & social education

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