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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Abstract

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 ID: 6484
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: critical discourse analysis; ecotourism; environmental education; sustainability
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ISSN: 1345-7594
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%
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