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Environmental education and multiculturalism: reflections for the education of educators

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Author(s): Angélica Góis Müller Morales | José Edmilson de Souza Lima | Maria do Rosário Knechtel | Sônia Maria Marchiorato Carneiro | Valdir Nogueira

Journal: Práxis Educativa
ISSN 1809-4031

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Educação ambiental | Multiculturalismo | Formação de educadores ambientais | Environmental education | Multiculturalism | Education of environmental educators

ABSTRACT
This paper aims to reflect on the relation between Multiculturalism and Environmental Education, focusing on the education of environmental educators. The cultural question and some of its implications, along with the need for a comprehensible cultural conception in view of various coexisting lifestyles in different places and regions, are approached within the context of globalisation, which acts upon culture. It is assumed that Education, when brought together with a socioenvironmental perspective, is capable of promoting democratic citizenship and thus should be directed to multicultural purposes, reinforcing interculturality. This perspective requires thinking the education of educators in a complex and dialectical world view, valuing interdisciplinarity and encouraging sociocultural practices for the development of environmental education.
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