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Teaching Environmental Education

Teaching Environmental Education
Trends and Practices in India

  • Chong Shimray - Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi

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© 2016 | 300 pages | SAGE Texts

This book provides a basic understanding in environmental education as well as valuable guidelines for its incorporation in the school curriculum.

Teaching Environmental Education: Trends and Practices in India adopts a balanced approach to explain the theoretical and practical aspects of the study and inclusion of environmental education in the Indian school curriculum. It establishes the importance of environmental education as an essential component in the school curriculum and suggests critical road maps for successful development and implementation of policies and strategies. In doing this, the book also clarifies the crucial relations between environmental education, environmental science and environmental studies and how education plays a vital role in sustainable development. 

Key Features

• Provides valuable guidelines to prepare school curriculum and research projects on the subject

• Suggests critical road maps to aid incorporating environmental education in the school curriculum in India

• Enumerates key global and national initiatives as well as perspectives of national education policies and recommendations in the field

• Designed to be an essential companion for student teachers undertaking B.Ed., M.Ed., B.El.Ed. and D.El.Ed. courses; practising teachers; researchers and teacher educators

Foreword by Madhav Gadgil
The Book at a Glance
Introduction to Environmental Education
Why Environmental Education?
Environmental Education in the School Curriculum
Tracing Environmental Education in India
Global Trends in Environmental Education and Implementation in India
Responsible Environmental Behaviour—Ultimate Goal of Environmental Education
Multi-perspectives of Environmental Education
Teacher Empowerment in Environmental Education—A Concern
Education for Sustainable Development—Departure from Environmental Education
Way Forward


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Chong Shimray

Chong Shimray is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. She completed her Master of Science in Life Sciences (Zoology) and Ph.D. on thrips biodiversity from the Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University. She has published several research papers in reputed journals and contributed chapters in books in the area of her research.Dr Shimray began her career in the area of school education as Lecturer in Zoology at the Regional Institute of Education, a constituent of NCERT located in Mysore, Karnataka, where she taught a... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351507321