South African Journal of Environmental Education Volume 30 now in circulation!

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The ELRC is the home of the Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, fondly known as ‘The EEASA Journal’. In April 2015, members of the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) received Volume 30 of the EEASA Journal.  The range of articles in this volume reflect the strengths, tensions and generative opportunities in the field of environmental education at the end of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

Here is a snap-shot of the range of articles in Volume 30 of the Southern African Journal of Environmental Education (SAJEE):

  • O’Donoghue interrogates tensions around knowledge and participation in the ESD terrain.
  • Ontong and Le Grange differentiate between ‘sustainable development as a policy formulation’ (around which ESD is orientated) and ‘sustainability as a frame of mind’.
  • Lawhon and Grant investigate reporting on rhino poaching in a national newspaper in South Africa, the Mail & Guardian.
  • Mukute and Pesanayi focus on the development and implementation of a professional development course on climate change adaptation in Transfrontier Conservation Areas in southern Africa.
  • Pullanikkatil, Mubako and Munthali explore the integration of green economy principles into poverty alleviation projects in Malawi, focusing on the transfer of renewable energy technologies.
  • Godwell Nhamo interrogates the readiness of higher education institutions in Africa to respond to the green economy, especially in the light of climate change challenges.
  • Ingrid Schudel recognises that questions of knowledge are central to South Africa’s curriculum crisis and, hence, that questions of environmental knowledge are central to quality environmental learning.
  • Molapo, Stears and Dempster reveal that, despite the Lesotho national curriculum’s intention of developing action competence in learners, biology learners’ sound theoretical knowledge does not appear to inform their everyday practices or develop their sense of environmental responsibility or agency.
  • Carolina Dube presents case study data of three South African Geography teachers’ perceptions of environment and sustainability concepts in the Geography curriculum.

The managing editor of the SAJEE is Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka of the ELRC. She is supported by an editorial team of Dr Mucha Togo (UNISA), Dr Lausanne Olvitt (ELRC, Rhodes University) and Ms Mumsie Gumede (ELRC, Rhodes University).

The SAJEE, which is currently moving towards digital circulation, is an internationally refereed journal published once a year. The SAJEE aims to publish and report on a wide range of aspects relating to Environmental Education, Ethics and Action in southern Africa and elsewhere.

Clickhere to access previous volumes of the Southern African Journal of Environmental Education.