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Ethnography and Environmental Education: Understanding the Relationships Between Schools and Communities in Costa Rica

Blum, Nicole (2008) Ethnography and Environmental Education: Understanding the Relationships Between Schools and Communities in Costa Rica. Ethnography and Education, 3. pp. 31-48. ISSN 1745-7823

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Additional Information: a. Field of enquiry - ethnography, environmental education b. Theoretical perspectives, analytical and/or empirical methods used - Ethnographic methods (using participant observation techniques, interviews and archival research); draws from theory in the anthropology of education, the anthropology of development and environmental education. c. Original contributions to theory/methodology/policy/practice - The research used an original ethnographic approach to explore the ways in which environmental education programming is negotiated and practised by state and private school teachers in a rural community in Costa Rica. The article argues for the importance of ethnographic approaches in developing a deeper understanding of the ways in which environmental education in schools and classrooms is linked to wider local, national and global negotiations of knowledge in the context of development. d. Where appropriate provide evidence of significance as defined by the sub-panel, e.g. that a book has won an international award or a paper reports an invited keynote address at a major conference - N/A Refereeing process – The article was subjected to peer review. e. Information about the research basis and in particular how the criterion of rigour is met, especially for outputs where the research basis of the contribution may not be clear (e.g. articles in professional outlets, teaching or other materials for practitioners). These should only be included in exceptional circumstances. - N/A f. Information about the refereeing procedures to which the output has been subject - The article was accepted for publication in the journal following peer review. g. The proportional contribution of the author where the output is jointly authored. - The article was sole-authored. This is an electronic version of an article published in Blum, Nicole (2008) Ethnography and Environmental Education: Understanding the Relationships Between Schools and Communities in Costa Rica. Ethnography and Education, 3 (1). pp. 31-48. Ethnography and Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/17457820801899058
Controlled Keywords: Central America , Primary school , Secondary school , Ethnography , Environmental issues
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Geography, Enterprise, Mathematics and Science
IOE Departments > Departments > Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2009 15:13
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:57
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/261

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