Cultural Studies of Science Education

Cultural Studies and Environmentalism

The Confluence of EcoJustice, Place-based (Science) Education, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Editors: Tippins, D.J., Mueller, M.P., van Eijck, M., Adams, J.D. (Eds.)

  • Creates a confluence between ecojustice ethics and decision-making
  • Presents material pertinent to course development for both environmental and science education
  • Clearly lays out the commonalities between ecojustice, place-based, and indigenous knowledge
  • Supports new visions and research directions for education
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As the first book to explore the confluence of three emerging yet critical fields of study, this work sets an exacting standard. The editors’ aim was to produce the most authoritative guide for ecojustice, place-based education, and indigenous knowledge in education. Aimed at a wide audience that includes, but is not restricted to, science educators and policymakers, Cultural Studies and Environmentalism starts from the premise that schooling is a small part of the larger educational domain in which we live and learn. Informed by this overarching notion, the book opens up ways in which home-grown talents, narratives, and knowledge can be developed, and eco-region awareness and global relationships can be facilitated. Incorporating a diversity of perspectives that include photography, poetry and visual art, the work provides a nuanced lens for evaluating educational problems and community conditions while protecting and conserving the most threatened and vulnerable narratives. Editors and contributors share the view that the impending loss of these narratives should be discussed much more widely than is currently the case, and that both teachers and children can take on some of the responsibility for their preservation. The relevance of ecojustice to this process is clear. Ecojustice philosophy is a way of learning about how we frame, or perceive, the world around us—and why that matters. Although it is not synonymous with social or environmental justice, the priorities of ecojustice span the globe in the same way. It incorporates a deep recognition of the appropriateness and significance of learning from place-based experiences and indigenous knowledge systems rather than depending on some urgent “ecological crises” to advocate for school and societal change. With a multiplicity of diverse voices coming together to explore its key themes, this book is an important starting point for educators in many arenas. It brings into better focus a vital role for the Earth’s ecosystems in the context of ecosociocultural theory and participatory democracy alike. “Encompassing theoretical, empirical, and experiential standpoints concerning place-based knowledge systems, this unique book argues for a transformation of (science) education’s intellectual tradition of thinking that emphasizes individual cognition. In its place, the book offers a wisdom tradition of thinking, living, and being that emphasizes community survival in harmony within itself and with Mother Earth.” Glen Aikenhead

Table of contents (39 chapters)

  • The Need for Confluence: Why a “River” Runs Through It

    Tippins, Deborah J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Nurturing Morally Defensible Environmentalism

    Mueller, Michael P. (et al.)

    Pages 7-10

  • EcoJustice Education for Science Educators

    Martusewicz, Rebecca A. (et al.)

    Pages 11-27

  • Toward Awakening Consciousness: A Response to EcoJustice Education and Science Education

    Bentley, Michael L.

    Pages 29-41

  • Invoking the Sacred: Reflections on the Implications of EcoJustice for Science Education

    Maulucci, Maria S. Rivera

    Pages 43-49

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eBook $279.00
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Hardcover $359.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $359.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3299-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Studies and Environmentalism
Book Subtitle
The Confluence of EcoJustice, Place-based (Science) Education, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Editors
  • Deborah J. Tippins
  • Michael P. Mueller
  • Michiel van Eijck
  • Jennifer D Adams
Series Title
Cultural Studies of Science Education
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3929-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3929-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3928-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3299-5
Series ISSN
1879-7229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 496
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