Articulating Environmental Education in a Research Institute: Conflicts, Institutional Requirements and Triumphs

J. U. Emeh
Sarah N. Oden

DOI: 10.2190/ES.32.3.f


Environmental Education as a discipline faces great obstacles in an environment where courses are already formalized and scholarly consciousness opposed to innovation programs. This article discusses the actual experiences of the authors faced with the problem of articulating Environmental Education as a formal discipline in the Research Institute of Education, University of Calabar. The conflicts generated by attempts to articulate the program, the struggle to meet institutional requirements in the face of formalized scholarly consciousness, and the subsequent triumph of the program are described. Conclusions are drawn for the future of Environmental Education in the face of competing options.

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