The research-policy relationship in environmental and sustainability education

Mark Rickinson, Marcia McKenzie

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    Within the field of environmental and sustainability education (ESE), the interaction between ESE research and ESE policy has received limited attention. Beyond ESE, however, the research-policy relationship has become an increasing focus for theoretical inquiry, empirical investigation and practical development. Against this backdrop, this article introduces a Special Issue that brings together new work from both within and beyond ESE that has explored the research-policy interface in varied contexts and from diverse perspectives. As a collection, it serves to highlight empirical insights, theoretical ideas, conceptual resources, practical examples, and methodological approaches for understanding, navigating and developing research-policy relationships within and beyond ESE.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)465-479
    Number of pages15
    JournalEnvironmental Education Research
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


    • Education for Sustainable Development
    • Environmental and sustainability education
    • environmental education
    • policy-making
    • research-policy relationship

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