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GONZALEZ-GAUDIANO, Edgar and LORENZETTI, Leonir. Research in Environmental Education in Latin America: mapping trends. Educ. rev. [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.3, pp. 191-211. ISSN 0102-4698. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-46982009000300010.
This article aims at analyzing the current state of research in Environmental Education in Latin America. With emphasis on Mexico and Brazil, it also provides general descriptions of Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador and Venezuela. We present the limited research advances in this area, characterized by a slow process, with gradual institutional positioning on regional Environmental Education. The emergence of education for sustainable development, except the Colombian case, did not change this process, nor created new and more favorable conditions to boost researches into a socio-political perspective. Nevertheless, this article reports positive progress towards researches in Environmental Education. Yet, spectacular results for a short to medium term are not to be expected, unless a radical change can be brought about in the current situation, which is not currently expected.
Keywords : Environmental Education; Research; Academic Production; Trends.