From pedagogy to policy and from policy to pedagogy: an approach on the construction of environmental education public policies in Brazil

Daniel Fonseca de Andrade Andrea Quirino de Luca Maria Castellano Cintia Guntzel Rissato Marcos Sorrentino About the authors

Brazilian environmental education demonstrates an evolution which is reflected in its level of organization within the country, from spatially and temporally limited actions to the development of informal partnerships (networks) and the organization of environmental education projects and programs. It is considered in this paper that there is the need for a new level of action, in which such several initiatives are able to prompt the consolidation of public environmental education policies. This paper approaches environmental education through public policy theories and proposes a model that aims to collaborate with the construction of environmental education public policies from the viewpoint of participation and dialogue, as suggested by several Brazilian and international environmental education documents.

Environmental education; Dialogue; Interpretative community; Public policy; Model of analysis

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