Ecotourism and education for sustainability: a critical approach
Gilbert, Rob (2003) Ecotourism and education for sustainability: a critical approach. International Review for Environmental Strategies, 4 (1). pp. 75-83.
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This paper considers the potential of ecotourism as a form of environmental education for sustainability. It reviews current concepts of education for sustainability and research on the educational impact of ecotourism, and points to a gap between the aspirations of education for sustainability and the outcomes of current ecotourism programs. The paper further argues that a critical approach to environmental education through ecotourism is the most appropriate form for contemporary concepts of sustainability, and illustrates how this approach can be applied to environmental education using a strategy of critical discourse analysis.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||critical discourse analysis; ecotourism; environmental education; sustainability|
|Date Deposited:||27 Mar 2010 00:42|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960703 Environmental Education and Awareness @ 100%|