Researching Differently

Generating a Gender Agenda for Research in Environmental Education

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


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The need to change the perspectives from which we think and act is one of the foundations of environmental education. As Foucault (1984/1985/1990) wrote, “There are times in life when the question of knowing if one can think differently than one thinks, and perceive differently than one sees, is absolutely necessary if one is to go on looking and reflecting at all” (p. 8). In this instance, using feminist research strategies to generate a gender agenda provides the basis for different ways of thinking and perceiving in environmental education research.

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