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Author Blum, Nicole.

Title Education, community engagement and sustainable development : negotiating environmental knowledge in Monteverde, Costa Rica / Nicole Blum
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 163 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction -- Environmental Education in Latin America -- Nature of the Research -- Central Arguments -- Need to Widen Perspectives -- Need to Understand Environmental Learning as a Process and Learners as Active Participants -- Need to Explore Learning in Context -- International Policy on Environmental Education -- Education, Learning and Social Change -- Exploring Perspectives on Environmental Learning -- Structure of the Book -- References -- 2. Education, Environment, Development and the Costa Rican State -- Historical Development of National Education Discourses and the State Education System -- Organisation of the National Education System -- Implementation and Effectiveness -- State Environmental Management, the Ecotourism Industry and Scientific Research -- State-Funded Environmental Education -- Schools -- National Conservation Areas -- ̂
Note continued: Training the Next Generation of Educators -- Educational Approach and Impacts -- Diverse Approaches, Diverse Positions -- Environmental Knowledge and Community Relationships -- References -- 5. Environmental Knowledge in Public Spaces -- Local Development Issues -- Community Organisation and the Importance of Public Spaces for Education -- Local Styles of Debate and Negotiation -- Discourses of Sustainable Development -- ... and Competing Discourses of Development -- Participation in Local Organisations -- Community Development: Ecotourism vs Environmental Protection? -- Competition and Cooperation in the Local Ecotourism Industry -- Negotiating Environmental Knowledge in the Community -- Conclusions -- References -- 6. Conclusions -- Contributions to Existing Research -- Environmental Learning in Latin America -- Moving Forward: Areas for Future Research and Policy in Environmental Education -- References
Summary A growing body of research has given critical attention to diverse theories and practices of environmental education, and its potential contribution to addressing pressing global issues such as sustainable development and climate change. While much of this work has focused on perspectives and practices in Europe and North America, this book explores environmental learning within formal education, in programmes by non-governmental organisations, and in public education spaces in Monteverde, Costa Rica. The discussion also highlights the need for more research to understand the broader social and economic interactions between such efforts and the communities in which they are located
Analysis Environmental sciences
Sustainable development
International and Comparative Education
Educational Policy and Politics
Education (general)
duurzame ontwikkeling
educational policy
Environmental Sciences (General)
Milieuwetenschappen (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Environmental education -- Costa Rica
Sustainable development -- Costa Rica
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Environmental education.
Sustainable development.
Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde (Costa Rica)
Costa Rica.
Costa Rica -- Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789400725270