Ecological rationality, disaster, and the environmental education of leaders

Authored by: Raymond Murphy

Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society

Print publication date:  July  2010
Online publication date:  July  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415544764
eBook ISBN: 9780203876213
Adobe ISBN: 9781135998509

10.4324/9780203876213.ch8

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Abstract

The first International Working Meeting on Environmental Education in 1970 agreed upon the classical definition of environmental education as:

the process of recognizing values and clarifying concepts in order to develop skills and attitudes necessary to understand and appreciate the inter-relatedness among man, his culture, and his biophysical surroundings. Environmental education also entails practice in decision making and self-formulation of a code of behaviour about issues concerning environmental quality.

(Saveland 1976: 4) This expansive definition includes adults as well as children and adolescents, non-scholastic institutions as well as schools, and leaders as well as the general public. This chapter seeks to:

clarify concepts in broad social theory using the issue of environmental education;

investigate empirically the environmental education of leaders as decision-makers, examining in particular what leaders have learned about disasters and climate change, how they have learned it, and their relationship to the public.

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