1st Edition

Educating the Global Environmental Citizen Understanding Ecopedagogy in Local and Global Contexts

By Greg William Misiaszek Copyright 2018
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    214 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Misiaszek examines the (dis)connection between critical global citizenship education models and ecopedagogy which is grounded in Paulo Freire’s pedagogy. Exploring how concepts of citizenship are affected by globalization, this book argues that environmental pedagogues must teach critical environmental literacies in order for students to understand global environmental issues through the world’s diverse perspectives. Misiaszek analyses the ways environmental pedagogies can use aspects of critical global citizenship education to better understand how environmental issues are contextually experienced and understood by societies locally and globally through issues of globalization, colonialism, socio-economics, gender, race, ethnicities, nationalities, indigenous issues, and spiritualties.


    CHAPTER 1: Ecopedagogy: Teaching for Critical Environmental Literacies

    CHAPTER 2: Connections Between Environmental and Citizenship Pedagogies

    CHAPTER 3: Theoretical Lenses to View Socio-Environmental Issues

    CHAPTER 4: Whose Development? Contextualizing Sustainable Development

    CHAPTER 5: Conclusion: Teaching to Save the Planet


    Greg Misiaszek is Assistant Professor of Education at Beijing Normal University, China and the Assistant Director of the Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA.