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Article: Environmental challenge and curricular responses in Hong Kong

TitleEnvironmental challenge and curricular responses in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsEnvironmental studies education
Issue Date1997
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13504622.asp
Citation
Environmental Education Research, 1997, v. 3 n. 3, p. 345-357 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper discusses the changing perceptions of environmental problems and challenges in Hong Kong which have led to environmental education (EE) initiatives. It looks at recent curricular developments in EE and the degree to which they are supported by present practices in teacher education. In the face of considerable air and water pollution problems, the territory has shifted from a largely technocentric, engineering/environmental health approach to solving environmental problems to one which stresses community education as an additional linchpin. Central educational authorities have encouraged a largely cross-curricular programme of EE. However, despite the rhetoric of official guidelines, developments in the schools are fragmentary, with a focus on knowledge acquisition. The situation in teacher education institutions to a large degree parallels that in the schools. The efficacy of teacher education in facilitating change is insufficient and is mainly attributable to the style of teacher education programmes in the territory.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48571
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.374
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.915

 

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dc.contributor.authorStimpson, PGen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-22T04:17:30Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-22T04:17:30Z-
dc.date.issued1997en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Education Research, 1997, v. 3 n. 3, p. 345-357en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1350-4622en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48571-
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the changing perceptions of environmental problems and challenges in Hong Kong which have led to environmental education (EE) initiatives. It looks at recent curricular developments in EE and the degree to which they are supported by present practices in teacher education. In the face of considerable air and water pollution problems, the territory has shifted from a largely technocentric, engineering/environmental health approach to solving environmental problems to one which stresses community education as an additional linchpin. Central educational authorities have encouraged a largely cross-curricular programme of EE. However, despite the rhetoric of official guidelines, developments in the schools are fragmentary, with a focus on knowledge acquisition. The situation in teacher education institutions to a large degree parallels that in the schools. The efficacy of teacher education in facilitating change is insufficient and is mainly attributable to the style of teacher education programmes in the territory.en_HK
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dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13504622.aspen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectEnvironmental studies educationen_HK
dc.titleEnvironmental challenge and curricular responses in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1350-4622&volume=3&issue=3&spage=345&epage=357&date=1997&atitle=Environmental+challenge+and+curricular+responses+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailStimpson, PG: hraspgs@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1350462970030307en_HK
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