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Environmental Education: A Resource Handbook


reviewed by Greg Carroll 2003

coverTitle: Environmental Education: A Resource Handbook
Author(s): J. E. Heimlich (Ed.)
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington
ISBN: 0873678346, Pages: 202, Year: 2002
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Environmental Education: A Resource Handbook edited by Joe. E. Heimlich seeks to provide a ready curriculum resource for those who are interested in incorporating environmental education into their classrooms. In preparing this review the two questions I asked myself were: will it enable an educator new to environmental education to effectively incorporate environmental material in her classroom? and, will it further the aims of Environmental Education as expressed by the Tbilisi Declaration? These aims are: (a) to foster clear awareness of, and concern about, economic, social, political and ecological interdependence in urban and rural areas; (b) to provide every person with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, values, attitudes, commitment and skills needed to protect and improve the environment; (c) to create new patterns of behavior in individuals, groups and society as a whole towards the environment (UNESCO, 1980). Unfortunately, on both counts I do not feel that this book is successful. Environmental Education: A Resource handbook is a collection of resources culled from the first five years of the Environmental Education... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1181-1187
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11145, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 6:49:34 PM

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  • Greg Carroll
    Salem State College
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    GREG CARROLL is a professor in the department of education at Salem State College. His interests include environmental education, educational philosophy, international education, and critical pedagogy.
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