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dc.contributor.authorTracana, Rosa Branca-
dc.contributor.authorCarvalho, Graça Simões de-
dc.identifier.citationIn LAZAR, R. ; REINHARDT, R., eds. – “Socio-cultural and human values in Science and Technology Education : proceedings of the IOSTE Symposium, 14, Bled, Slovenia, 2010." [Ljubljana : Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana, 2010]. ISBN 978-961-92882-1-4.por
dc.description.abstractTwo views of Human-Nature relation can be found: anthropocentrism and ecocentrism. In order to understand how school textbooks refer the human’s position in nature we analysed how the axis of analysis “Human as guest versus Humans as owners of nature” is present in the three topics of environmental education – Ecosystems, Pollution and Use of Resource – in textbooks of 14 countries from Europe, Africa and Middle East. A specific grid of analysis, which was constructed in the context of a European Project BIOHEAD CITIZEN was used in this study. Results show that this axis of analysis is present in the majority of textbooks addressing the above three topics but not in the “Biodiversity” topic. Textbooks for 12-15 years old pupils were the ones having more occurrences than those for 6-11 or 16-18 years old. The textbooks present mainly an ecocentric position, whereas the aesthetic, ethical and cultural aspects are limited and inadequate, limiting the full perspective of education for sustainable development.por
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean project FP6 “Biohead-Citizen” CIT2-CT-2004-506015por
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) - projecto “Analysis of school textbooks” PTDC/CED/65224/2006por
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidade do Minho. Centro de Investigação em Formação de Profissionais de Educação da Criança (CIFPEC) - unidade de investigação 644 da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)por
dc.publisherUniversity of Liubliana. Institute for Innovation and Developmentpor
dc.subjectEnvironmental educationpor
dc.subjectHuman-Nature relationpor
dc.titleEcocentric emphasis in environmental education subtopics (ecosystems, pollution and use of resources) in textbooks of 14 countriespor
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