Children's research into their local environment: Stevenson's gap and possibilities for the curriculum.' Environmental Education Research

Barratt, Robert and Hacking, Elisabeth Barratt and Scott, W A (2007) Children's research into their local environment: Stevenson's gap and possibilities for the curriculum.' Environmental Education Research. Environmental Education Research, 13 (2). pp. 225-244. ISSN 1350-4622

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Abstract

This uses the ESRC project (RES 221-25-0036) to explore whether environmental education is more successful in schools than Stevenson reported in his seminal article (1987). We provide a chronological analysis of shifts in school environmental education in England, 1987-2006. The ESRC project is used to re-examine Stevenson's theory that a range of curriculum and pedagogical tensions exist between environmental education and schools. The analysis shows that the tensions remain. However, the ESRC project came closer to Stevenson's ideal. Rigour was maintained through the use of interview data from project participants to support this proposition. Significantly, this analysis was able to distinguish project features that led to its success in Stevenson's terms; an aspect which may contribute most to further debate about environmental education policy and practice. I contributed to the original thinking to shape this chapter and contributed throughout to the drafting of the text.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education > Teacher Education
Research Priority Areas: Learning and Professional Contexts
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 09:52
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 09:52
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3685

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