The Emergence of Environmental Education Research

A “History” of the Field

Authored by: Annette Gough

International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415892384
eBook ISBN: 9780203813331
Adobe ISBN: 9781136699313

10.4324/9780203813331.ch2

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Abstract

This “history” of environmental education traces the emergence of the field in formal education and educational research. The word “a” is intentionally employed in the chapter title because this is my story of my understanding of where the movement has come from and what has informed it. This chapter is also historical research: a curriculum history (Hamilton, 1990) in the form of a genealogy following Foucault (1980).

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