A Summary of the Development of Environmental Education Research in China (1978-2018)

  • Jiajing Hao


Throughout the 40 years of environmental education in China, China’s environmental education can be divided into three stages, namely the initial stage (1978-1991), the development stage (1992-2006) and the mature stage (2007-present). China’s environmental education research has emerged since the reform and opening up, and has achieved outstanding results so far. However, there are still problems such as comparative limitations of educational objects, poor levels of education and continuity of education, and insufficient time for environmental education research. In response to these problems, expanding the scope of environmental education research, strengthening the research on the connection and integration of education levels, and highlighting the era of environmental education are the trends and trends of environmental education in China in the future.