CLEAN Teleconference Call April 9, 2019

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Joseph Henderson & Andrea Drewes: "Teaching Climate Change in the United States" book

Abstract: Drs. Henderson and Drewes will present an emerging edited book project that focuses on how various groups are teaching climate change in the United States political context. We will discuss the origins of this accepted book project, our framing principles, and current chapter participants to solicit feedback from the CLEAN Network with the goal of informing the final product as we wrap up this summer. We look forward to engaging you in conversation.

Bio: Dr. Joseph Henderson is a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Environment and Society at Paul Smith's College of the Adirondacks in Upstate New York where he teaches courses in the environmental social sciences. He is trained as an anthropologist of environmental and science education, and his research investigates how sociocultural, political and geographic factors influence teaching and learning in emerging energy and climate systems. He completed a Ph.D. at the University of Rochester, where he conducted ethnographic analyses of science learning, sustainability education, and educational policy. His post-doctoral work at the University of Delaware examined the emerging field of climate change education from a learning sciences and educational policy perspective.

Dr. Andrea Drewes is an Assistant Professor of Education at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where she teaches courses in teacher education. She is trained as a learning scientist and her research has focused on teacher preparation for climate change instruction and student learning outcomes in climate science education. She completed a Ph.D. at the University of Delaware, where she investigated personal, professional, and political influences on science teacher identity development for teaching climate change through a narrative inquiry with climate change educators.

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