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dc.contributor.authorTracana, Rosa Branca-
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Cláudia-
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Maria Eduarda-
dc.contributor.authorCarvalho, Graça Simões de-
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-10T15:54:48Z-
dc.date.available2008-11-10T15:54:48Z-
dc.date.issued2008-09-18-
dc.date.submitted2007-03-03-
dc.identifier.citationRosa Branca Tracana, Graça S. Carvalho, Cláudia Ferreira & Maria Eduarda Ferreira (2008) Analysing the Theme of Pollution in Portuguese Geography and Biology Textbooks, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 17:3, 199-211, DOI: 10.1080/10382040802168289eng
dc.identifier.issn1038-2046eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/8264-
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental Education has been seen as a basic tool to contribute to the change of conceptions, values, and attitudes. Textbook analysis is a major element in the evaluation of how the educational goals (at the legislative level of national programmes) are implemented at the school level. The aim of the present study was to analyse the progression of the topic Pollution along the 12 years of Portuguese primary and secondary schools, since the 1st year (5/6 years old) up to the 12th school year (16/17 years old), giving special attention to the “Impact on humankind”, “Economic consequences”, “Social risks”, “Aesthetic values” and “Ethical, moral and cultural motivations”. Results showed that: i) the planet is seen as a resource for humankind instead of a resource shared with other living beings; ii) it is given a stronger reliance on technologies in sustainable development rather than to changes of individual and social behaviour; iii) it is conferred unlimited trust in science and technology solutions instead of using the principle of precaution. This study shows that a change of textbooks is recommended in order to give more emphasis to the human role in solving the pollution problems and contributing to improve pupils’ citizenship.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean project FP6 Biohead-Citizen CIT2-CT-2004-506015. Projecto da FCT "Analysis of school textbooks" (PTDC/CED/65224/2006). LIBEC/CIFPEC - unidade de investigação 16/644 da FCT.por
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherTaylor and Franciseng
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876-PPCDTI/PTDC%2FCED%2F65224%2F2006/PT-
dc.rightsrestrictedAccesseng
dc.subjectEnvironmental educationeng
dc.subjectPollutioneng
dc.subjectSustainable developmenteng
dc.subjectTextbook analysiseng
dc.subjectEnvironmental education (EE)por
dc.titleAnalysing the theme of pollution in Portuguese geography and biology textbookseng
dc.typearticlepor
dc.peerreviewedyeseng
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://cats.informa.com/PTS/go?t=rl&m=316994eng
sdum.number3eng
sdum.pagination199-211eng
sdum.publicationstatuspublishedeng
sdum.volume17eng
oaire.citationStartPage199por
oaire.citationEndPage211por
oaire.citationIssue3por
oaire.citationVolume17por
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10382040802168289por
dc.subject.wosSocial Sciencespor
sdum.journalInternational Research in Geographical and Environmental Educationpor
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