Recent thinking in multicultural education can contribute to environmental education (EE) in culturally diverse societies. This article uses case studies of two minorities in Israel to illustrate the potential for bringing together these two areas of educational research that have developed significantly in recent years. After introducing the topics of EE and multicultural education, we discuss some compelling intersections between them. We then introduce the Arab and ultraorthodox sectors, and describe the ways in which issues of educational contents, representation, resources, and infrastructure affect EE in these sectors. We show how policies and concrete measures for forwarding EE in these groups in a multicultural manner can draw on their specific culture, education systems, and environmental situations.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was funded by The Ministry of Environmental Protection (research number 7–213). We thank the Ministry for funding and assisting the research and advancing this kind of inquiry.
- Israel society
- education for sustainability
- environmental education policy
- multicultural education
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Environmental Science