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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24887

Title: A Confluence of Traditions: Examining Teacher Practice in the Merging of Secondary Science and Environmental Education
Authors: Steele, Astrid
Advisor: Wallace, John
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: environmental education
secondary science
action research
teacher culture
eco-feminism
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2010
Abstract: Embedding environmental education within secondary science curriculum presents both philosophical and practical difficulties for teachers. This ethnographic/narrative study, with its methodology grounded in eco-feminism and realism/constructivism, examines the work of six secondary science teachers as they engage in an action research project focused on merging environmental education in their science lessons. Over the course of several months the teachers examine and discuss their views and their professional development related to the project. In the place of definitive conclusions, eight propositions relating the work of secondary science teachers to environmental education, form the basis for a discussion of the implications of the study. The implications are particularly relevant to secondary schools in Ontario, Canada, where the embedding of environmental education in science studies has been mandated.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24887
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