Bassey (2000) has distinguished between ‘academic’ and ‘user’ reviews on the basis of the audience for their findings. However, it is not so much the audience, but the purpose of the review which is the key feature. That is, what question is the review asking? If it is, as in Hart and Nolan (1999): ‘What research was carried out on environmental education between 1993 and 1999?’, then the broad scope and general conclusions are to be expected and the audience…