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Environmental education in teacher education : a viewpoint exploring options in South Africa

dc.contributor.authorReddy, Chrisen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-08T12:53:32Z
dc.date.available2019-03-08T12:53:32Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationReddy, C. 2017. Environmental education in teacher education : a viewpoint exploring options in South Africa. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 33:117-126en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2411-5959 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105537
dc.descriptionCITATION: Reddy, C. 2017. Environmental education in teacher education : a viewpoint exploring options in South Africa. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 33:117-126.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental knowledge is often regarded as difficult to define and position in education in general and in teacher education in particular. This presents challenges for both knowledge production and for curriculum development for teacher education programmes. While many ‘traditional’ disciplines have well-defined knowledge bases developed over time, environmental education does not, and is also less easy to integrate into teacher education programmes. In this paper, the policy framework for teacher education in South Africa is explored so as to develop ideas for knowledge selection and inclusion in environmental education for professional (teacher) education in South Africa. The works of Short (2002) on mission/practical knowledge and of Ball, Sleep, Boerst and Bass (2009) on high-leverage practices in teacher education curricula are used as ways of doing in order to enable environmental education. It is contended that these processes can provide ideas to exploit the generative spaces that exist in national policy for inclusion of contextualised, issue-based knowledge for curriculum organisation and of practice-based processes in order that environmental issues and sustainability goals may be included in teacher education curricula in South Africa.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajee/article/view/163794
dc.format.extent10 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherEnvironmental Education Association of Southern Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectEnvironmental education -- Curricula -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectTeachers -- Training of -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectTeachers -- Training of -- Curriculaen_ZA
dc.titleEnvironmental education in teacher education : a viewpoint exploring options in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderEnvironmental Education Association of Southern Africaen_ZA


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