Teacher Education Quarterly

Teacher Education Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 4, Fall

A Critical Analysis of Sustainability Education in Schooling's Bureaucracy: Barriers and Small Openings in Teacher Education
Introduction: Confronting (Un)sustainability Education In the era of climate change, economic unrest, peak oil, perpetual war, and mass extinctions, teacher educators have to begin asking each other: are our workplaces relevant to the complex...
An Editorial Transition
This Fall 2010 issue of Teacher Education Quarterly is the 48th and last regular issue of Thomas Nelson's 12-year term as editor of the journal, which also included one special on-line issue in the spring of this year. The readers of this journal,...
A Schooling for Sustainability Framework
One hardly needs to catalog the challenges that constitute the ecological crisis that is the theme of this issue of Teacher Education Quarterly. The encouraging news is the evidence that there are schools across North America and around the world responding...
Developing Teachers' Capacity for EcoJustice Education and Community-Based Learning
Vignette In the summer of 2009, a group of teachers, community activists, and university professors came together in a Summer Institute on EcoJustice Education and Community-Based Learning held by the Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalitions at...
Educational Reforms That Foster Ecological Intelligence
There are powerful forces of resistance that must be acknowledged when introducing educational reforms that foster ecological intelligence. The foremost source of resistance is the paradigm gap that now separates generations. That is, the vast majority...
Environmental Education in Action: How Expeditionary Learning Schools Support Classroom Teachers in Tackling Issues of Sustainability
Introduction "Change begins because of you!" read a calendar urging action to end pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Created as a final product by a group of Expeditionary Learning School teachers engaged in a professional development experience,...
Forging New Norms in New Orleans: From Emotional to Ecological Intelligence
Just as social and emotional intelligence build on the abilities to take other people's perspective, feel with them, and show our concern, ecological intelligence extends this capacity to all natural systems. --Daniel Goleman, Ecological Intelligence:...
Introduction: Education and the Environment
This special issue of Teacher Education Quarterly aims to engage readers in ideas and issues related to human-environmental relationships as curriculum context and the ways in which schools participate in exacerbating and/or ameliorating environmental...
Love Hurts: Ecopedagogy between Avatars and Elegies
In a true fairy tale everything must be marvelous ... everything must be animated. Each in its different way. The whole of nature must be mixed in a strange way with the whole of the spirit world. Time of general anarchy--lawlessness--freedom--the...
No Longer a "Little Added Frill": The Transformative Potential of Environmental Education for Educational Change
Introduction My daughter, as a physician, says that, when a patient visits a general practitioner with a specific concern, there is often a simple solution to be prescribed. In instances where this is not the case, well... you really don't want...
Surviving Stereotypes: Indigenous Ecology, Environmental Crisis, and Science Education in California
1. Origins Not in his most dire prognostications could John Muir have foreseen the extent of the damage that would be done to the natural world of California within a century of his death. In an 1876 essay entitled God's First Temples: How Shall...
Teaching about Sustainability
During a summer symposium about ecological education more than a decade ago, David Orr, a professor of environmental studies at Oberlin College, suggested that humanity is now like a person experiencing a heart attack. Deteriorating environmental conditions...
Visions Lost and Dreams Forgotten: Environmental Education, Systems Thinking, and Possible Futures in American Public Schools
The contributions to this special issue of Teacher Education Quarterly introduce the reader to a powerful analytical framework through which one can reflect upon the meaning and role of environmental education, teacher education and professional development,...

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