Cause and effect

27th January 1995 at 00:00
Environmental Issues. The Global Consequences. By David Money Hodder and Stoughton Pounds 10.99, 0 340 60 989 3. Environmental Issues is an A- level textbook which looks in detail at environmental problems of current concern. It explores five interlinked themes: changes in the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere, the problems of harnessing energy and the consequences of population growth.

The factual background of each theme is presented in sufficient detail to challenge generalisations, myths and dogmatic assertions and a strength of the text is its emphasis on encouraging student discussion of the evidence provided.

The division of each of the five themes in a series of two-page topic spreads will enable teachers to select particular issues for consideration. This lay-out also provides a concise text and a clear set of illustrations for each topic.

Teachers will be able to supplement the text with further examples of the environmental impacts and issues discussed, for example, by referring to the recent Siberian oil spillage and the Royal Commission Report on Pollution and the Environment.

Environmental Issues shows that with any environmental problem there is usually a range of causes and the identification of appropriate action is likely to be difficult. It should help to open up the environmental debate at A level and contribute to the Rio Earth Summit's call for the promotion of education, public awareness and training in environmental issues.

Geoffrey Squire is a senior lecturer in Faculty of Education at the University of Reading.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now