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EE reading recommendations?

Hi all,
Looking for reading recommendations for an upper division undergraduate EE course I teach. I am updating my course (which uses the NAAEE guidelines framework as the loose structure), and realized I hadn't reached out to this group. I teach in a quarter system, so I have limited space to do all that I want to do. My audience is primarily seniors in Environmental Studies who are looking into informal ee careers, with a few pre-service educators included. Half the class will be working with elementary school age children, the other half with middle schoolers. I'd welcome your feedback on your favorite readings regarding fostering learning for all and DEI issues. Right now I use bell hooks (Teaching to Transgress.1994) and Anna Cole (evaluating EE through multidisciplinary frameworks.2007). I still love these, but worry students will look at the dates and think them outdated, even though I feel the content is still as relevant as ever.
Many thanks in advance, deeply appreciated,
katie

Hi, Katie. Below is a list of readings I've used in the past that may be of interest. We've created a diversity, equity and inclusion module in conjunction with ee360 though it's not quite ready for distribution. You can email me directly for more details. Regardless, I hope some of these resources are useful. Thanks!
Libby
Lisa Delpit’s edited book, Teaching when the world is on fire (2019). Haven’t quite finished this book though there are chapters relating to climate change, race, culture and classroom teaching that could be relevant/of interest to students.

Romero, V., Foreman, J., Strang, C., Rodriguez, L., Payan, R., & Moore Bailey, K. (2019). Examining equitable and inclusive work environments in environmental education: Perspectives from the field and implications for organizations. Berkeley, CA.

Aguilar, O., McCann, E. & Liddicoat, K. (2017). Inclusive Education. In: Russ, A. and Krasny, M. (Eds.), Urban environmental education review. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

Mumbi Maina-Okori, N., Koushik, J. R., Wilson, A. (2017). Reimagining intersectionality in environmental and sustainability education: A critical literature review. The Journal of Environmental Education, vol. 0(0): 1-11.

Carolyn Finney (author of Black Faces, White Spaces) lecture: https://vimeo.com/301113238

Cole, A.G. (2007). Expanding the field: Revisiting environmental education principles through multidisciplinary frameworks. Journal of Environmental Education, 38(2), 35-44.

Hjarding, A., King, A. & Chin, B. (2015). Environmental justice in urban environmental education. In A. Russ (Ed.), (2015). Urban environmental education. Ithaca, NY and Washington, DC: Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab, NAAEE and EECapacity.(Chpt 15, pp. 82-85)

Chin, B.,Nix-Stevenson, D., Quigley, Jr., H.J., Saafir, I.M. (2015). Environmental equity in the age of climate change. In A. Russ (Ed.), (2015). Urban environmental education. Ithaca, NY and Washington, DC: Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab, NAAEE and EECapacity. (Chpt. 16, 86-89)

McIntosh, P. (1992). White privilege and male privilege. In M. Anderson & P. Collins (Eds.), Race, class, and gender: An anthology (pp.70-81). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Stevenson, R.B., Brody, M., Dillon, J., & Wals, A.E.J. (2013). International handbook of research on environmental education. New York: Routledge. (READ: Section VII: “Educating for Environmental Justice” (Haluza-Delay, R.), pp.394-403) Warren, K. (2002). Preparing the next generation: Social justice in outdoor leadership education and training. The Journal of Experiential Education, 25(1), 231-238.
Russell, C., Sarick, T., & Kennelly, J. (2002). Queering environmental education. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 7(1): 54-66.
Sikorcin, I. (2003). Exploring social class in outdoor environmental education. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 15(1): 20-22.

In my course on Eco-Leadership, we ask students to define what that means, and then using research to construct a conceptual framework. This article has helped students work through that activity, and sums up classic research pretty well:

Bennett, N.J., Whitty, T.S., Finkbeiner, E. et al. (2018). Environmental Stewardship: A Conceptual Review and Analytical Framework. Environmental Management 61, 597–614 doi:10.1007/s00267-017-0993-2

Kathryn, since your students are interested in careers in informal EE, they might be interested in my conversations with freelance environmental educators and researchers. The podcast can be found at Talaterra.com. Regarding DEI issues, they might find Episode 9 (Intercultural Competence), Episode 5 (Food Systems), and Episodes 22 & 23 (Building Community) of interest. The latter is a two-part interview with Dr. Rupu Gupta of Knology (formerly New Knowledge Organization) whose research focus is inclusion and equity in the environmental field.