1st Edition

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

ISBN 9781138700895
Published December 15, 2017 by Routledge
214 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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