Some things change, and some remain the same--and the AJEE is still here.
The foci for these individual pieces are: (1) Historical Perspectives in AJEE (A.
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In this article, I selectively trace some of the ghosts in Australian environmental education as part of a history of the field as reflected in the AJEE over the past 30 years.
In the first issue of AJEE, Russell Linke (1984), the second president of AAEE (1982-1984) and now one of the field's actual ghosts, having died much too young in 1995, reflected on past developments and future concepts in environmental education.
I am pleased that AJEE did not follow the preferences of its first editor (and influential commentators like Linke) by over-privileging empirical-analytic and scientistic research reports.
Di Chiro's (1987) advocacy for critical feminist approaches remained the only substantial challenge to these paradigms in AJEE until I argued for poststructuralist approaches (Gough, 1991).
How can we change this, not only in the AJEE
, but in environmental education research more broadly?
Returning to the AJEE
, both Heck (2003) and Tilbury (2004) observe that environmental education and education for sustainability are on the rise across the country, yet neither suggests how practice might reflect the natural history of a' given part of Australia.
Di Chiro's article remains a philosophical milestone, and its publication in the AJEE
generated a productive line of inquiry for many researchers.
In order to address whether there are distinctive conceptualisations and contextualisations that define the characteristics of Australian environmental education research, we conducted an analysis of articles published in AJEE
by Australian authors, for the decade of the 1990s.
ESD, EfS), and to enable a comparison with a subsequent planned analysis of articles in the last 10 years of AJEE