Environment-related education topics within global citizenship education scholarship focused on teachers: A natural language processing analysis

Nina Kolleck*, Miri Yemini

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Abstract

Intergovernmental organizations (IOs) increasingly promote global citizenship education (GCE) and related topics. This paper analyses the body of scholarship on GCE that focuses on teachers and interprets the development of environment-related education (ERE) within the GCE discourse. Using a novel, data-rich methodology employing Natural Language Processing and Social Network Analysis, we trace how ERE is represented within the GCE scholarship and how this representation evolved during the last ten years. We argue that ERE topics have become increasingly prominent within the GCE discourse, as a tendency toward subject-specific discourse emerged in GCE, heavily influenced by intergovernmental organizations’ policies. It is important to trace and understand such transformations, given their possible influence on curricular development and classroom experiences. Future research directions and possible practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-331
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Environmental Education
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Education for sustainable development
  • environment-related education
  • environmental education
  • global citizenship education
  • natural language processing
  • social network analysis

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