Professor

Individual Research Interests

Community-based Ecotourism; Public Pedagogy and Ordinary Landscapes; Heritage Tourism; Transformative Learning; Marine Ecotourism; History of the Environmental Movement; Southeast Asian Studies; Tourism Geographies; Latin American Studies

Bio

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Recent Publications

Walter, P. & Sen, V. (in press). A geography of ecotourism in Cambodia: Regions, patterns and potentialsAsia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2-15. Published online first: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/ 10.1080/10941665.2017.1422771

Kluttz, J. & Walter P. (in press). Conceptualizing learning in the Climate Justice Movement. Adult Education Quarterly, 1-17. Published online first: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0741713617751043

Walter, P., Regmi, D. K., & Raj Khanal, P. (2018). Host Learning in Community-based Ecotourism in Nepal: The Case of Sirubari and Ghalegaun Homestays. Tourism Management Perspectives, 26, 49-58.

Regmi, K. D., & Walter, P. (2017). Modernisation theory, ecotourism policy, and sustainable development for poor countries of the global South: perspectives from Nepal. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology24(1), 1-14.

Walter, P. (2017). Culinary tourism as living history: Staging, tourist performance and perceptions of authenticity in a Thai cooking school. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 12(4), 365-379. 

Walter, P., & Earl, A. (2017). Public pedagogies of arts-based environmental learning and education for adults. European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults8(1), 145-163.

 

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Some Other Interesting Publications

Walter, P. (2016). Travelers’ experiences of authenticity in “hill tribe” tourism in northern Thailand. Tourist Studies, 16(2), 213-220.

Shan, H. & Walter, P. (2015). Growing everyday multiculturalism: Practice-based learning of Chinese immigrants through community gardens in Canada. Adult Education Quarterly 65, 19-34.

Tran, L.T. & Walter, P. (2014). Ecotourism, gender and development in northern Vietnam. Annals of Tourism Research 44, 116-130.

Walter, P. (2013). Theorising community gardens as pedagogical sites in the food movement. Environmental Education Research 19(4), 521-539.

Walter, P. (2013). Dead wolves, dead birds and dead trees: Catalysts for transformative learning in the making of scientist-environmentalists. Adult Education Quarterly 63(1), 24-42.

Reimer, J.K. & Walter, P. (2012).  How do you know it when you see it? Community-based ecotourism in the Cardamom Mountains of southwestern Cambodia. Tourism Management 34, 122-132.

Walter, P. (2012). Cultural codes as catalysts for collective conscientisation in environmental adult education: Mr. Floatie, tree squatting and save-our-surfers. Australian Journal of Adult Learning 52(1), 114-134.

Tran, L.T. & Walter, P. (2010). National unity and ethnic identity in a Vietnamese university. Comparative Education Review 54(4), 483-511.

Walter, P. (2009). Local knowledge and adult learning in environmental adult education: Community-based ecotourism in southern Thailand. International Journal of Lifelong Education 28(4), 513-532. 

Walter, P. (2009). Philosophies of adult environmental education. Adult Education Quarterly 60(1), 3-25.

Walter, P. (2007). Activist forest monks, adult learning and the Buddhist environmental movement in Thailand. International Journal of Lifelong Education 26(3), 248-269. 

Walter, P. (2007). Adult learning in New Social Movements: Environmental protest and the struggle for the Clayoquot Sound rainforest. Adult Education Quarterly 57(3), 329-345. 

Nathan, D., Kelkar, G. & Walter, P. (Eds.) (2004). Globalization and Indigenous Peoples in Asia: Changing the Local-Global Interface. New Delhi, London and Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kelkar, G., Nathan, D. & Walter, P. (Eds.). (2003). Patriarchy at Odds: Gender Relations in Forest  Societies in Asia. New Delhi, London and Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 

Walter, P. (2003). Literacy, imagined nations and imperialism: Frontier College and the construction of British Canada, 1899-1933. Adult Education Quarterly 54(1), 42-58. 

Walter, P. & Wannitikul, G. (2002). Engendering economic valuation of the environment. Gender, Technology and Development 6(3), 339-353.

Walter, P. (2001). The restructuring of academia. Adult Education Quarterly 52(1), 70-77.

Education

B.S., M.A., Ph.D. (Wisconsin, Madison)

Students Supervised

Jenalee Kluttz, PhD. Environmental Adult Education in the Climate Justice Movement: Lessons of People, Power, and Place in the Shaping of Solutions to Climate Change. (current)

Vicheth Sen, PhD. Higher Education, Democracy and Civically Engaged Citizens in Post-conflict Cambodia. (current)

Linh Thuy Tran, PhD. 2014. Community-Based Ecotourism as a Site of Learning in Environmental Adult Education: A Case Study of Giao Xuan Ecotourism Project, Xuan Thuy National Park in Vietnam.  https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0167079

Kila Reimer, PhD. 2012. Local Negotiation of Globalised Educational Discourses: The Case of Child Friendly Schools in Rural Cambodia.https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/43691

Tara Gibb, PhD. 2012. Knowledge Economy Discourses and Language Regulation: An Analysis of Policy Processes in Adult English Language Education in Canada. w/ Tara Fenwick, University of Stirling. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/43692

Hiroko Hara, PhD. 2012. The Art of Becoming: Filmmaking and Performance on Cambodian Postcoloniality and Diaspora. w/ Jennifer Chan. Educational Studies. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/43398

Carolina Palacios, PhD. 2011. Social Movements as Learning Communities: Chilean Exiles, Knowledge Production and the Solidarity Movement. Educational Studies. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/37956?show=full

Cindy Hanson, PhD. 2009.  Toward Transformative Learning and a Transnational Feminist Pedagogy: Experiences of Activist-Facilitators Working in Development. Educational Studies. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/7103

David Jele, PhD, 2005. Political Economy of Literacy in Development: A Case Study of Educational Policy in Swaziland. Educational Studies. w/ Kjell Rubenson. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/17180

Elizabeth Henry, MA. 2013. Learning Place-Based History at Kits House: A Journey in Decolonization. Adult Learning and Education. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/44190

Anahita Abbas-Nejad-Konjin, MA. 2012. A Gender Analysis of Iranian Middle School Textbooks. Society, Culture and Politics in Education. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/43597

Koyali Burman, MA. 2007. Towards a Gender-Sensitive Model for Program Planning in Distance Education for Development. Adult Education. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/31446

Hiroko Hara, MA, 2006. Diasporic and Transnational Notions of Belonging: A Case Study of Cambodians in Japan. Feminist Approaches to Social Justice in Education. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/17915

Linh Thuy Tran, MA, 2006. Contested Imagined Communities: Higher Education for Ethnic Minority Students in Vietnam. Higher Education. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/31285

Carolina Palacios, MA, 2004. Democracy and Non-violent Structural Change: A Critical Inquiry into the Concept of Civic Society and its Relationships with Adult Learning. Adult Education. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/16207

Mee Lain Ling, MA, 2004. Methodology of Decolonizing Gender and International Development: A View from China. Feminist Approaches to Social Justice in Education. https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/16318?show=full

Courses Taught

EDST 314   Social Issues in Education

ADHE 329   Developing Short Courses, Workshops and Seminars

EDST 503   Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Adult Learning and Education

EDST 514   Adult Education Program Planning Theory

EDST 518   Theory and Research on Adult Learning

EDST 520   Perspectives on Adult Education Practice

EDST 535   Comparative and International Adult Education

EDST 565   Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Spaces, Intersections & Parallel Worlds

EDST 565   Adult Literacy, Gender & Development: Focus on Asia Pacific

EDST 588   Environmental Philosophy and Education

EDST 602   PhD Seminar