Associate Professors Xavier Fazio and Douglas Karrow won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant

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Associate Professors Xavier Fazio and Douglas Karrow won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant

Published on January 10 2011


Are schools educating for environmental literacy? Defined as individuals possessing environmental knowledge, skills, and dispositions, environmental literacy has been the primary goal of environmental education programs for more than three decades. Dr. Xavier Fazio, (Principal Investigator), and Dr. Doug Karrow (Co-investigator), Associate Professors in the Department of Teacher Education, are attempting to address this question through their research project entitled “Researching environmental literacy practices in schools: Implications for educational practice and policy.” As a result of investigating real school practices, their research will support a relevant and new Environmental Education (EE) policy initiative in Ontario and reveal new knowledge of how elementary and secondary schools can be better organized to support environmental literacy practices. This research hopes to provide meaningful landmarks for the EE community facilitating implementation of environmental education programs—not only in Ontario, but also in other Canadian jurisdictions—enabling students to develop as responsible citizens. This project is supported by a two-year SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Picture of Associate Professors Doug Karrow (left) and Xavier Fazio (right)

Dr. Doug Karrow (left) and Dr. Xavier Fazio (right)