Identifying needs in environmental education research

Alan Reid, William Scott

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This chapter revisits a retrospective analysis and prospective critique of work published in the journal, Environmental Education Research (Reid & Scott, 2009). It starts by exploring the role of metaphors as tools for reasoning about the development of a research field, with a particular focus on the notions of blind spots, blank spots, and bald spots in research. The chapter illustrates how the needs identified in our earlier analysis compare with those articulated in this handbook. We also use Bourdieu's notions of doxa and illusio to engage wider questions about purposes and ways of mapping and framing this research field, with a view to identifying trends, directions, futures, and challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Research on Environmental Education
EditorsRobert B Stevenson, Michael Brody, Justin Dillon, Arjen E J Wals
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781136699313
ISBN (Print)9780415892391, 9780415892384
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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