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Cultivating Ecological Citizens: Education for Building Ecological Civilization (Research in Educational Development; No. 12)
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Shanghai | 2019 | p. 25-36
ISSN 1008-3855
Liu Xia
Corporate author: 
Shanghai Academy of Educational Sciences; Shanghai Higher Education
Asia and the Pacific
© 刘霞 2019

Mankind is heading for a new era of ecological civilization. The construction of ecological civilization requires education to cultivate the ecological citizens of the times. This requires the traditional citizenship theory to accept the challenge of Eco-Citizenship theory, from dealing with the relationship between people and the state to the relationship between man and nature, from focusing only on the public sphere to the private sphere of citizen life, citizen exchanges also need to expand from the nation-state to the human community. Education needs to cultivate eco-citizens with ecological awareness, ecological thinking, ecological virtues, and ecological action with ecological literacy.


Resource Type: 
Journal articles
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education


Ecological civilization; Ecological citizenship; Ecological literacy; Citizenship education