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General Books on ESE & Teacher Education

Bodzin, A., B.  Shriner Klein, and S. Weaver, eds. (2010). The inclusion of environmental education in science teacher education. Springer: Netherlands.

Bowers, C. (1997). The culture of denial: Why the environmental movement needs a strategy for reforming universities and public schools. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Cajete, G. (1994). Look to the Mountain: An Ecology of Indigenous Education. Colorado: Kivaki Press. 

Collard, S. (2000).  Acting for Nature: What Young People Around the World Are Doing to Protect the Environment. California: Heyday Books. 

Darling-Hammond, L., and Bransford, J. (2005).  Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass.

Dippo, D. (2013). Schooling for sustainable development in Canada and the United States,Dordrecht, ND: Springer.

Goleman, D., Bennet, L., and Barlow, Z.  (2012).  EcoLiterate:  How educators are cultivating emotional, social, and ecological intelligence.   San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Gruenewald, D. A., & Smith, G. A. (Eds.) (2007). Place-based education in the global age: Local Diversity. NY: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Hart, P. (2003). Teachers’ thinking in environmental education: Consciousness and responsibility. New York: Peter Lang.

Hill, L. & Clover, D.  (Eds.) (2003). Environmental adult education: Ecological learning, theory, and practice for socioenvironmental change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Hungerford, H., Bluhm, W., Volk, T. & Ramsey, J.  (Eds.) (2005.) Essential readings in environmental education (3rd ed). Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing.

Johnson, E. & Mappin, M. (Eds.) (2005). Environmental education and advocacy: Changing perspectives of ecology and education.  Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Jones, P., Selby, D., & Sterling, S. R. (2010). Sustainability education: Perspectives and practice across higher education. Washington, DC: Earthscan.

Karrow, D., DiGiuseppe, M., Elliott, P., Gwekwerere, Y., & Inwood, H. (Eds.). (2016). Canadian perspectives on initial teacher environmental education praxis. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Association for Teacher Education.

Martusewicz, R., Edmundson, J., & Lupinacii, J. (2011). Ecojustice education: Towards diverse, democratic and sustainable communities. New York: Routledge.

Newman, J. (Ed.) (2011). The SAGE Reference Series on Green Society Toward a Sustainable Future: Green education: An A-to-Z guide Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Orr, D. (1992). Ecological literacy: Education and the transition to a postmodern world. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Palmer, J. A. (1998). Environmental education in the 21st century: Theory, practice, progress, and promise. London: Routledge. 

Smith, G. A., & Williams, D. R. (1999). Ecological Education in Action: On Weaving Education, Culture, and the Environment. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Sobel, D. (2004). Place-based education: Connecting classrooms and communities. Great Barrington, MA: Orion Publishing.

Sobel, D. (2005). Beyond ecophobia: Reclaiming the heart in nature education. Great Barrington, MA: Orion Society

Stevenson, R., Brody, M., Dillon, J., & Wals, A. (Eds.) (2012).  International handbook of research on environmental education. New York: Routledge.

Stone, M. K., & Barlow, Z. (Eds.). (2005). Ecological literacy: Educating our children for a sustainable world. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books.

Thomashow, M. (1995). Ecological identity. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Tripp, P. & Muzzin, L. (Eds). (2005). Teaching as activism: Equity meets environmentalism.  Montreal:  Queen’s University Press.

Wheeler, K. and Perraca-Bijur, A. (Eds.). (2000).  Education for a Sustainable Future: A Paradigm of Hope for the 21st Century.  New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

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Teachers' Books & Guides

Broda, H. (2007).  Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning: Using the Outdoors as an Instructional Tool, K-8. Stenhouse Publishers.

Chiarotto, L.  (2011). Natural Curiosity: A Resource for Teacher’s Building Children’s Understanding of the World through Environmental Inquiry. The Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study. 

Grant, T. and Littlejohn, G. (2001). Eds. Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning. New Society Publishers and Green Teacher.

Grant, T. and Littlejohn, G. (2004). Teaching Green – The Middle Years: Hands-on Learning in Grades 6-8. Toronto: Green Teacher.

Grant, T. and Littlejohn, G. (2005). Teaching Green - The Elementary Years: Hands-on Learning in Grades K-5. Toronto: Green Teacher.

Houghton, E. (2003).   A Breath of Fresh Air: Celebrating Nature and School Gardens. Toronto: The Learnx Foundation. 

Jickling, B., Lotz-Sisitka, H., O’Donoghue, R., Ogbuigwe. A. (2006). Environmental education, ethics, and action: A workbook to get started. Nairobi: UNEP. 

Kozak, S. and  S.  Elliot (2011).  Connecting the Dots: Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability.  Toronto: Learning for a Sustainable Future. 

Linney, G., ed. (2013). Stepping into Nature – Teacher Stories Volume 1.  Toronto: Back to Nature Network.

McKeown, R. (2002). Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit.

Selby, D. (1995). Earthkind: A Teachers’ Handbook on Humane Education. Trentham Books.

Sheehan, K. & Waidner, M.  (1994). Earth Child: Games, Stories, Activities, Experiments and Ideas about Living Lightly on Planet Earth. Council Oak Books.

Stone, M. (2009). Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability. Watershed Media.

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