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The International Conference on Environment: Survival and Sustainability, held at the Near East University, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus 19-24 February 2007, dealt with environmental threats and proposed solutions at all scales. The 21 themes addressed by the conference fell into four broad categories; Threats to Survival and Sustainability; Technological Advances towards Survival and Sustainability; Activities and Tools for Social Change; Defining Goals for Sustainable Societies. Activities and tools that move the society towards greater sustainability were emphasized at the conference. These included environmental law and ethics, environmental knowledge, technology and information systems, media, environmental awareness, education and lifelong learning, the use of literature for environmental awareness, the green factor in politics, international relations and environmental organizations. The breadth of the issues addressed at the conference made clear the need for greatly increased interdisciplinary and international collaboration the survival and sustainability concept. The exchanges at the conference represent a step in this direction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540959908 20160603
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1 online resource (xvi, 236 p.)
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xiii, 285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Contributing Authors.- Preface and Acknowledgement.- Chapter 1: Environmental Education for Sustainability in Primary Schools in Chinese communities: John Chi-Kin Lee and Michael Williams.- Chapter 2: Dimensions of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development: John Chi-Kin Lee and Michael Williams.- Chapter 3: Assessment and Evaluation: Kwok-Chan Lai and John Chi-Kin Lee.- Chapter 4: Education for Sustainable Development: Toewards Whol eSchool and Community Approaches: Margaret Robertson and John Chi-Kin Lee.- Chapter 5: Leading Curriculum Change for Education for Sustainable Development in Schools: Gwyn Edwards and John Chi-Kin Lee.- Chapter 6: Education for Sustainable Development Projects and Curriculum Reform in China: the EEI and the EDP: John Chi-Kin Lee and Yu Huang.- Chapter 7: Green Schools in China: Hongying Zeng, Guang Yand and John Chi-Kin Lee.- Chapter 8: The Education for Sustainable Development Project in Hing Kong: John Chi-Kin Lee, Wing-Po Lam and Michael Williams.- Chapter 9: Case Studies from the Education for Sustainable Development Project in Hong Kong: John-Chi-Kin Lee, Michael Williams and Wing-Po Lam.- Chapter 10: Green Primary Schools in Hong Kong: John Chi-Kin Lee.- Chapter 11: The Greenschool Project in Taiwan: Shun-Mei Wang.- Chapter 12: Progress towards Education for Sustainable Development in Macao: John Chi-Kin Lee, Angel Yuet-Ying Au and William Hing-Tong Ma.- Chapter 13: Lessons Learned and Future Directions: John Chi-Kin Lee.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402096853 20160528
This book focuses on the academic foundations, trends and traditions of environmental education for sustainable development principally in Chinese contexts. It highlights contexts and case studies that illuminate recent Chinese initiatives. It includes case studies of green schools and reports on recent initiatives in school-based ESD curriculum development programmes in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The book concludes with an overview chapter that points to likely future developments. The assumption underpinning the book is that experiences gained in such a major country as China will be of real interest to geographical and environmental educationists, professional educators and teachers elsewhere. Not only will it generate interest and create greater awareness but also it is hoped that these experiences will provide a platform for scholarly exchange and contribute insights on education policy and curriculum changes across Asian-Pacific communities in an increasingly globalised world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402096853 20160528
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xxi, 345 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Contributors 1. Introduction Alan Reid, Bjarne B. Jensen, Jutta Nikel, Venka Simovska 2. Stepping back from 'the ladder': reflections on a model of participatory work with children Roger A. Hart 3. Differentiating and evaluating conceptions and examples of participation in environment-related learning Alan Reid and Jutta Nikel 4. Learning in and as participation: a case study from health promoting schools Venka Simovska 5. Environmental learning and categories of interest: exploring modes of participation in a conservation NGO William Scott and Stephen Gough 6. Participation and the ecology of environmental awareness and action Louise Chawla 7. Participation, situated culture and practical reason and situated culture Heila Lotz-Sisitka and Rob O'Donoghue 8. From practice to theory: participation as learning in the context of sustainable development projects Paul Vare 9. Participation and sustainable development: the role and challenges of mediating agents Jeppe. Laessoe 10. Mental ownership and participation for innovation in environmental education and education for sustainable development Soren Breiting 11. Participation, education and democracy: implications for environmental education, health education, and education for sustainable development Karsten Schnack 12. What comes before participation? Searching for meaning in teachers' constructions of participatory learning in environmental education Paul Hart 13. Participatory pedagogy in environmental education: reproduction or disruption? Mary J. Barrett 14. Elusive participation: methodological challenges in researching teaching andparticipatory learning in environmental education Paul Hart 15. Student participation in school ground greening initiatives in Canada: reflections on research design decisions and key findings Janet E. Dyment 16. Researching participation using critical discourse analysis Debbie Heck 17. Youth participation in local environmental action: an avenue for science and civic learning? Tania M. Schusler and Marianne E. Krasny 18. A clash of worlds: children talking about their community experience in relation to the school curriculum Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking 19. Sustainable education, whole school approaches and communities of action Tony Shallcross and JohnRobinson 20. School councils as an arena for pupils' participation in collaborative environmental education projects Monica Carlsson and Dawn Sanders.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402064159 20160605
This ground-breaking collection brings together a diverse range of perspectives on the philosophy, design and experience of participatory approaches within education and the environment, health and sustainability. Its chapters address participatory work with children, youth and adults in both formal and non-formal settings. Authors combine reflections on experience, models and case studies of participatory education with commentary on key debates and issues. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students with interests in learning, research and key concepts in environmental education, health education, and education for sustainable development, and professionals and practitioners engaged in planning and evaluation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402064159 20160605
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xix, 400 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword.- Preface.- I. Regional Issues and Assessment Tools.- 1. Environmental Problems of Central Asia and their Economic, Social and Security Impacts-- J. Qi, R. Kulmatov.- 2. Modern Problems in Using, Protecting, and Managing Water and Land Resources of the Aral Sea Basin-- R. Kulmatov.- 3. Using Satellite Remote Sensing to Study and Monitor the Aral Sea and Adjacent Zone-- P. Micklin.- 4. Monitoring Arid Land Surfaces with Earth Observation Techniques: Examples of Intense and Extensive Land Uses-- R. Escadafal, A. Ghani Chehbouni.- 5. Biodiversity of the Aral Sea and its Importance too the Possible Ways of Rehabilitating and Conserving its Remnant Water Bodies-- N. Aladin et al.- 6. Water Scarcity in the Aral Sea Drainage Basin: Contributions of Agricultural Irrigation and a Changing Climate-- J. Jarsjo et al.- 7. Use of Biosensors to Detect and Monitor Chemicals Commonly Used in Agriculture and Terrorist Weapons with the Goal of Preventing Dangerous Environmental Consequences-- N.F. Starodub.- 8. Monitoring Rangeland Ecosystems with Remote Sensing: An Example from Kazakhstan-- L. Lebed et al.- II. Regional Climate, Consequences and Adaptations.- 1. Possible Changes in Agriculture under the Influence of Climate Change in Kazakhstan-- L. Lebed.- 2. Constructing Model-based Climate Change Scenarios for Southeastern Kazakhstan and the Possibilities for Impact Assessment-- I.B. Yesserkepova.- 3. Climate Change and Possible Changes in the Water Regime of Crops in Northern Kazakhstan-- Zh.K. Akhmadiyeva.- 4. Estimating Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change through Cloud Activation for Northern Kazakhstan-- A. Cherednichenko.- 5. Dynamics and Structure of Total Ozone Content over the Republic of Kazakhstan in Conditions of Global Warming-- A. Cherednichenko.- 6. The Challenge of Water Provision for Pasture Lands: A Restrictive Factor for Livestock Breeding Development in Kazakhstan-- A.T. Bazarbayev, M.K. Bayekenova.- 7. Ecology and Modern Socio-Economic Conditions inKazakhstan-- M.K. Bayekenova, A.T. Bazarbayev.- III. Water Resources and Effective Uses.- 1. Introducing Water Pricing among Agricultural Producers in Khorezm, Uzbekistan: An Economic Analysis-- N. Djanibekov.- 2. Water Scarcity Impacts on Northern Cyprus and Alternative Mitigation Strategies-- E. Gozen, A. Turkman.- 3. Economic Evaluation of Farmers' Alternatives During Irrigation Water Deficit-- A.A. Zaikin, W.R. Butcher.- 4. An Evaluation of Irrigation Water Re-use in Water Drainage and Collection Networks in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan-- M.I. Khalmirzaeva et al.- 5. The Role of the Amu Darya Dams and Reservoirs in Future Water Supply in the Amy Darya Basin-- O. Olsson et al.- IV. Political Economy and Governance.- 1. Poppy Ecologies and Security in Eurasia: Lessons from Turkey's Past and Present-- K.T. Evered.- 2. Distributive Constraints on Environmental Policy in Central Asia-- T. Goeschl.- 3. Governing of Environmental Problems and Impacts in Bulgarian Agriculture - Lessons for Central Asian Countries-- H. Bachev.- 4. Irrigation of the Amu Darya Banks and its Role as a Potential Solution for the Poppy Problem-- T. Tsukatani.- 5. Using a Value Chain Approach for Economic and Environmental Impact Assessment of Cotton Production in Uzbekistan-- I. Rudenko et al.- 6. Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Republic of Belarus: Status, Problems and Perspectives-- V. Misiuchenka, L. Ivashechkina.- 7. Monitoring Urban Greenery for Sustainable Urban Management-- N.G. Akinshinga, A.A. Azizov.-.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402089596 20160605
Over the last 60 years, we have recognized increasingly that our world is connected, and the impacts of environmental catastrophes and economic crises in one region of our world have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences globally. Central Asia is a developing region with great potential, but there are valid concerns that current resource management practices are not sustainable, particularly with regard to the management of water resources. Recent changes in social structures, accompanied by regional climate change, have caused substantial environmental changes leading to security concerns in the region. As a result, the local economy has been significantly impacted to the extent that the potential for social unrest is of great concern. This book explores new technologies and adaptation strategies to mitigate these environmental problems and cope with continued environmental change with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainable growth and improved quality of life in the region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402089596 20160605
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