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It takes two to tango: studying how students constitute political subjects in discourses on sustainable development
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
2012 (English)In: Environmental Education Research, ISSN 1350-4622, E-ISSN 1469-5871, Vol. 18, no 2, 153-169 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A great deal of the ongoing discussion about environmental education and edu- cation for sustainable development has to do with democracy and deliberation. Here, for example, the normative approach has been challenged. As an alterna- tive, there is sometimes a call for a curriculum and education that is character- ized by democracy, participation, and pluralism. According to this call, it is still far from clear what it actually means to create education in terms of democracy. While the debate is lively, it is not always anchored in empirical research. In this study, three students in a classroom situation talk about resources and soli- darity. Using analytical tools developed from a pragmatic base, the study tries to find a methodology to reveal how people create political subjects while engaged in such a discourse. This is associated with the discussion about democracy in education, and the consequences these findings may have in respect of how edu- cation on environment and sustainable development can be staged in terms of freedom and pluralism. 

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2012. Vol. 18, no 2, 153-169 p.
Keyword [en]
education for sustainable development, values, pluralism, democracy, pragmatism
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-74807DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2011.590895ISI: 000304169600001OAI: diva2:512155
Available from: 2012-03-26 Created: 2012-03-26 Last updated: 2012-10-08Bibliographically approved

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