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Why Care for Nature? (Paperback) Loot Price: R531
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Why Care for Nature? (Paperback): Dirk Willem Postma

Why Care for Nature? (Paperback)

Dirk Willem Postma

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"For environmental educators who are searching for theoretical foundations that support critical dialogue on why humans must care for nature, Postma gives a strong theoretical introduction to this under-explored field with extremely important consequences for the planet s survival."

- Greg W. Misiaszek, Book Review in InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2009

The book addresses those educational professionals, policy-makers, academic researchers, students and scholars who are somehow involved in the discourse on environmental education and sustainable development. While the book is first and foremost a research monograph, it might be used as an introduction to environmental philosophy by postgraduate students in educational studies, or as an introduction to educational issues by postgraduate students in environmental studies. While the issues discussed are complex and abstract, the book is readable for a general audience. No specific knowledge and philosophical training are assumed. New terms, distinctions and jargon are introduced and explicated by the author. Furthermore, the crucial insights and arguments are frequently restated in intermediate summaries and conclusions.

That the subject area of environmental education is widely studied, discussed and taught is manifest in the widespread dissemination of journals on environmental education (there are at least five journals in the English speaking world), the manifold conferences and the existence of locally rooted networks of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners on this subject. Furthermore, the last few years, the subject of environmental education has attracted much attention in general academic media (take for instance the special issues of the Journal of Philosophy of Education, Cambridge Journal of Education, Education Philosophy and Theory). Moreover, the recent declaration of the upcoming decade of 2005-2015 as the United Nations Decade on Education for Sustainable Development is likely to increase potential readership in the near future. The subject of environmental education appears to be of particular importance in Australia and New Zealand, where the evident need for nature conservation and protection against ultraviolet radiation has granted relevance to environmental concerns in connection to educational concerns


Imprint: Springer
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2008
First published: September 2008
Authors: Dirk Willem Postma
Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 236
ISBN-13: 978-90-481-0948-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Education > Philosophy of education
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Management of land & natural resources
Books > Professional & Technical > Environmental engineering & technology > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Education > Organization & management of education > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
LSN: 90-481-0948-5
Barcode: 9789048109487

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