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Erin Sperling is a passionate educator, environmentalist and mother. She is a PhD candidate at OISE at University of Toronto as well as a teacher educator in science and environmental education. She has taught in Ontario, England and Tanzania. An urban dweller, she is proud to cycle in the city and keeps trying to win against the squirrels in her small but cheerful garden. This article summarizes a workshop that has been delivered to teacher candidates and teacher educators in Ontario, to introduce them to the concept and enactment of Ecojustice education. It was originally developed by Dr. Hilary Inwood at OISE for teacher educators, and her ongoing work in the field of environmental education should be duly noted. It has since been adapted for delivery with teacher candidates as well as teacher educators, in all curriculum and discipline areas.
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1. I have drawn from the theoretical understandings of Ecojustice from the work of Martusewicz, R., Edmundson, J. and Lupinacci, J. (2011). Ecojustice education: Towards diverse, democratic and sustainable communities. New York: Routledge, the Principles of Environmental Justice retrieved from: http://www.ejnet.org/ej/principles.pdf, as defined by Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit (1991) and the Canadian legal organization called ecojustice. These three sources provide one particular social and historical understanding of Ecojustice.
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