Chapter 8: ENEC Country Report: DENMARK
Danielle Wilde, Bjørn Bedsted, Lucas Larsen & Susanne Dau
Abstract: This chapter presents the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Education for Environmental Citizenship in Denmark, identified through a survey of a select range of expert stakeholders. We received responses from seven experts: two decision-makers at national NGOs, two decision-makers in Educational Professional Society (EPS), an academic researcher, a Danish school teacher covering primary and lower secondary education, and a policy-maker representing the Danish Ministry of Education at the municipal level. Their responses provide a broad view of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Education for Environmental Citizenship in Denmark. To afford diffractive reading of our out-comes and thus a plurality of perspectives on the relevance of how Education for Environmental Citizenship is perceived and practiced in Denmark we have chosen to juxtapose our respondents’ comments, rather than synthesise them into a singular perspective. We thereby invite the reader to consider our findings in light of their own particular contexts of practice.