Environmental and sustainability education policy research: a systematic review of methodological and thematic trends
Kathleen Aikens, Marcia McKenzie, Philip Vaughter
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RESEARCH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016
This paper reports on a systematic literature review of policy research in the area of environmental and sustainability education. We analyzed 215 research articles, spanning four decades and representing 71 countries, and which engaged a range of methodologies. Our analysis combines quantification of geographic and methodological trends with qualitative analysis of content-based themes. Significant findings included temporal spikes in published policy research occurring in the mid-1970s, late 1990s, and after 2005, as well as geographic under-representation of Africa, South and Central America, Eastern Europe, and North and West Asia. The majority of articles reviewed were non-empirical; em..View full abstract
Awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
This work was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada [grant number 895-2011-1025].