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Special 2010 Issue of the Comparative Education Review
Educators and the Environment:
World Lessons for a Sustainable World
How can children learn to envision and become citizens of a common
world, and how
can they learn to work across frontiers to avert environmental
disaster? What do
we know about the ways that schools and other institutions build ecological
responsibility both for their local and world communities? In years past,
environmental disasters, from Japan's catastrophe in Minamata to those
India, Ukraine's Chernobyl, and Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island, were seen as
national problems with national solutions. But educators today recognize that
ozone depletion, global warming, and CO2 emissions are global
global solutions and stewardship. This recognition has led environmental
educator to redefine ‘citizenship’ and what it means to be a member of
ecological community. Policy makers, institutions, and educators are now
responding to this challenge and helping to raise general awareness of
for environmental action. What lessons can be drawn from their experiences?
The aim of this special issue of the Comparative Education Review is
on-going research while also stimulating new understandings of environmental
education worldwide. We seek critical assessments of existing model
policy initiatives in environmental education and education for sustainable
development at the school, local community, national, and
We invite contributors to present findings from original
investigations, to share
what is known about the development, implementation, and results of
education programs and policies, and to analyze the national and transnational
political and economic forces impeding their implementation. The editors
recognize the environment as an ethical, political, technical,
aesthetic opportunity and challenge. The Comparative Education Review
welcomes submissions from diverse perspectives, including political
environmental sociology, and green school architecture and planning.
We anticipate that the special issue will appear in August or November 2010.
Although there is no absolute deadline for submission, the review of
started in June 2009 and will continue into the autumn. Submissions will be
peer-reviewed, just as articles for regular issues are evaluated. For
instructions to contributors, and information on how to upload an
article to the
CER using the Editorial Manager system, see the “For Authors” tab of
our webpage:http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cer/current. Authors may also
from the managing editors (John Collins and Sarah Fuller, cer@...
) or from
Associate Editor Heidi Ross (haross@...
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