Originally published in 1988, this book was a plea for new approaches to environmental education. In the years prior to publication there had been a reappraisal of education and a growing awareness of the problems of environment and development. However, the movements had rarely met. The objective of this book was to present some of the ideas and the action that was taking place at the time. It was put forward for discussion because a major intergovernmental meeting took place in 1987, ten years on from the famous Tbilisi meeting, the world's first intergovernmental conference on environmental education. With environmental education still very much on the world’s agenda today, this title can be used as a resource to show where it all began.
List of Contributors. Preface M.A. Partha-Sarathy. Acknowledgements. Introduction S. Briceño and D.C. Pitt. Part 1: Frameworks for Ideas and Action 1. The Ecology of Education M. Braham 2. What Makes Education Environmental? J.C. Smyth 3. The Educational Side of Environmental Education K. Boersma 4. The Response to Environmental Problems V. Sokolov and S. Khromov 5. Open Learning and Team-Working: A Perspective from the Youth Organisations J. Voordouw 6. New Roles for International Action S. Briceño and D.C. Pitt. Part 2: Third World Situations 7. The Emerging Conservation Mystique in the Dominican Republic S. Jakowska 8. The Midnight Classroom in Zimbabwe C. Tobayiwa 9. Environmental Education in Third World Schools – Rhetoric or Realism? G. Vulliamy 10. Essential Concepts for Environmental Education in Mauritius M. Atchia 11. Developing Conservation Awareness Amongst Youth in Indonesia: A Case Study on the Power of Co-operation E. Witoelar 12. Dams, Environment and People: Influencing the Decision-Makers in India D. Variava 13. Environmental Education Through Mass Media in Ecuador Y. Kakabadse 14. Influencing Village Communities in India M.A. Partha-Sarathy. Index.