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The Geopolitics of Environmental Education

Ide, T.ORCID: 0000-0001-8401-2372, Alwan, A., Bader, K., Dougui, N., Husseini, M., Imad, E., Marzouk, F.G.A.H., Moustafa, A.M.T. and Spielhaus, R. (2018) The Geopolitics of Environmental Education. Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society, 10 (2). pp. 64-83.

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This article analyzes the geopolitical imaginations promoted via environmental education in the school textbooks of five states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In doing so, it builds bridges between critical studies of education and political ecology. It shows that, when addressing environmental problems, the textbooks examined depoliticize environmental problems and sustain political and economic power structures. They do so by individualizing responsibility for environmental problems, legitimizing political and economic elites, associating environmental protection with wider societal goals, and externalizing environmental problems.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Berghahn Journals
Copyright: © 2018 Berghahn Books
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