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The historical, present and future \u27ness\u27 of environmental education in India

By Sylvia Almeida and Amy Cutter-Mackenzie

Abstract

What is distinctive or indistinctive about environmental education in schools and other formal education settings in India? In essence, what is the ness of environmental education in the Indian education system? Our responses to these important questions form the focus of this paper, shedding light on the historical, present and future directions (or ness) of environmental education in India. In effect, we attempt to capture the ness of environmental education by considering practice, policy and research developments throughout the various contemporary and traditional environmental education movements. In so doing, we identify a theory-practice gap and a dire lack of research as some of the pertinent issues facing environmental education in India. In conclusion we discuss possible future directions that environmental education might take in addressing these issues

Topics: Environmental education, India, environmental education, research, environmental education, curricula, environmental education, government policy, Education
Publisher: ePublications@SCU
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1017/S0814062600000124
OAI identifier: oai:epubs.scu.edu.au:educ_pubs-1620
Provided by: ePublications@SCU
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