CM Archive
CM Archive Book Review line

Tim Grant
Toronto, Thunderprint, 1991-92. Issues 22, 24 and 26. 48pp, paper, $5.00 each,
ISSN 09533028.


Reviewed by Stan Kozak

Volume 20 Number 4
1992 September

When reviewing, one likes to have something to compare. Green Teacher, however, stands alone: it's Canadian, it's for educators and it's entirely devoted to the environment.

As of issue 22, Green Teacher (Canada) split off from its United Kingdom parent. The change that resulted has been dramatic, helping to make the magazine much more relevant and important to its Canadian readers. Whereas before U.K.-based articles dominated, now only those of general interest to Canadian readers are found.

Each issue tends to focus on a topic, on which a number of articles are based. An extensive network of regional editors from across the country helps to give a truly national picture. Regular columns include "News Briefs," Announcements," "Healthy Schools,' "Resources" and "Reviews."

The magazine tries to cater to a varied audience. A clear environmental education philosophy does not seem to guide the content selection process. This can be viewed as beneficial in that the publication may then appeal to a more varied readership. On the other hand, information and articles based on contrasting eco-philosophy are often found in the same issue, sending readers off in different directions.

The all-Canadian Green Teacher is a good resource and it's just over one year old. During that short time it has established itself as an important resource for every Canadian school.

Stan Kozak is a science consultant with the Wellington County Board of Education in Guelph, Ontario.
line indexes


1971-1979 | 1980-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1991-1995


The materials in this archive are copyright © The Manitoba Library Association. Reproduction for personal use is permitted only if this copyright notice is maintained. Any other reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copyright information for reviewers

francaisDigital Collections / Collections Numérisees francais