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January 2015 Vol. 52 No. 5


The following review appeared in the January 2015 issue of CHOICE. The review is for your internal use only. Please review our Permission and Reprints Guidelines or email

Science & Technology
Earth Science

2013-45786 CIP
Chang, Chew Hung. Climate change education: knowing, doing and being. Routledge, 2014. 172p bibl index ISBN 9780415641968, $155.00; ISBN 9781315774923 ebook, contact publisher for price.

This book offers a succinct view of the issue of addressing the controversial topic of climate change in classrooms.  Chang (Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore) carefully defines climate change education and reviews how the topic is approached globally.  The author uses Singapore as a case study to provide specific examples of common student and teacher misconceptions, attempts to change curriculum, formal and nonformal education ideas, and assessment of educational impact.  The book offers suggestions for judging teacher readiness to address the topic of climate change, aids for teacher preparation, and ideas for learning assessments that are student-centered and based in experiential learning.  A strong bibliography and a thorough list of related reading on the topic support the text. 

--D. L. King, University of Georgia

Summing Up: Recommended. Education and environmental studies collections serving upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.