Education for eco-social justice: a case study of a partnership approach in Indian schools

Amrutha Sebastian, K.S., Chindu, G.S., and Jones, Peter (2012) Education for eco-social justice: a case study of a partnership approach in Indian schools. New Community Quarterly, 10 (3). pp. 12-17.

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Abstract

In November 2011 the De Novo '11 conference was held in Kerala, India, with the theme of 'Eco-Social Justice: Issues, Challenges and Ways Forward'. Papers presented at the conference addressed a wide array of issues relating to eco-social justice, with a number emphasising the importance of education as a tool for achieving an ecologically and socially just society. The conference, itself organised as part of a partnership between James Cook University in Australia and the De Paul Institute of Science and Technology, India, also heard from several speakers about the importance of partnerships as a pathway to such outcomes.

This paper presents a case study of an educational partnership designed to promote eco-social outcomes in a Kerelan High School. As part of a broader programme called SEED (Student Empowerment for Environmental Development) the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana High School engaged in a partnership with a number of stakeholders, including the police, media, and NGOs to produce a range of positive environmental outcomes. The paper details these outcomes and reflects on the lessons that can be learnt from this case study for eco-socially oriented practice in both India and Australia.

Item ID: 23628
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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New Community Quarterly, issue 39.

Theme: Sustainability, local government and community development.

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ISSN: 1448-0336
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 01:26
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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