Culturing environmental education in the Caribbean

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dc.contributor.author George, June M.
dc.contributor.author Glasgow, Joyce Louise
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-21T21:10:47Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-21T21:10:47Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation George, J. M., & Glasgow, J. L. (2002). Culturing environmental education in the Caribbean. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 7(1), 117-131. en
dc.identifier.issn 1205-5352
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6740
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a detailed description and analysis of one aspect of the lives of villagers of a coastal Caribbean community--their knowledge of, and interaction with, the marine environment. Using the grounded theory methodology, meanings were extracted from the accounts of how villagers function in the marine environment. These meanings were analysed in light of Stables' (1998) environmental literacy model, which encompasses functional, cultural, and critical literacy. Against this backdrop, suggestions are made for "culturing" formal environmental education in the Caribbean school system, particularly for students from rural coastal communities. It is suggested that the case study presented here is likely to be representative of several Caribbean coastal communities, particularly those that share a common historical background en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Environmental education en
dc.subject Cultural factors en
dc.subject Caribbean en
dc.title Culturing environmental education in the Caribbean en
dc.type Article en


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