The Natural World and Science Education in the United States

  • Ajay Sharma
  • Cory Buxton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ajay Sharma, Cory Buxton
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ajay Sharma, Cory Buxton
    Pages 21-44
  4. Ajay Sharma, Cory Buxton
    Pages 149-167
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-214

About this book


This book focuses on the representation of nature in science education in schools in the United States. Given the importance of our relationship with the nonhuman world for the fate of our planet, this work gives special attention to the representation, instruction, and understanding of the relationship between the social and the natural world. It also proposes an alternative, sustainability science-based conceptual framework for ecology and environmental science topics in science education, which is compatible with the current social-ecological understanding of life in the Anthropocene epoch.


curriculum studies social and natural world geography human ecology human sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Ajay Sharma
    • 1
  • Cory Buxton
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Educational Theory and PracticeUniversity of GeorgiaAthens, GAUSA
  2. 2.University of GeorgiaAthens, GAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76185-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76186-2
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