Educating the Global Environmental Citizen: Understanding Ecopedagogy in Local and Global Contexts, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Educating the Global Environmental Citizen

Understanding Ecopedagogy in Local and Global Contexts, 1st Edition

By Greg William Misiaszek


202 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Critical Global Citizenship Education

Globalization and the Politics of Equity and Inclusion

This series seeks to understand how globalization has affected educational reform in K–12 and higher education systems in many countries in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, but also understand the promise and prospects of global citizenship education as part of the post 2015 development goals set by the United Nations.

The particular focus of the series is on teacher perceptions of how globalization has influenced citizenship education, and to what extent global citizenship education can be implemented in classrooms. This will include critical analysis of changing student demographics and behavior, administration, funding, pedagogy and curriculum, testing and accountability, and interactions of schools with commerce and the community. Starting with the everyday experiences and knowledge of participants in educational processes, we will offer insights that can then be generalized above the level of the research subjects and inform deeper understanding of how globalization is affecting teachers and students in 21st century classrooms.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Leadership
EDUCATION / Comparative