Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence

Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence

by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, Zenobia Barlow
     
 

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A new integration of Goleman's emotional, social, and ecological intelligence 

Hopeful, eloquent, and bold, Ecoliterate offers inspiring stories, practical guidance, and an exciting new model of education that builds - in vitally important ways - on the success of social and emotional learning by addressing today's most important

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A new integration of Goleman's emotional, social, and ecological intelligence 

Hopeful, eloquent, and bold, Ecoliterate offers inspiring stories, practical guidance, and an exciting new model of education that builds - in vitally important ways - on the success of social and emotional learning by addressing today's most important ecological issues.

This book shares stories of pioneering educators, students, and activists engaged in issues related to food, water, oil, and coal in communities from the mountains of Appalachia to a small village in the Arctic; the deserts of New Mexico to the coast of New Orleans; and the streets of Oakland, California to the hills of South Carolina. 

Ecoliterate marks a rich collaboration between Daniel Goleman and the Center for Ecoliteracy, an organization best known for its pioneering work with school gardens, school lunches, and integrating ecological principles and sustainability into school curricula. For nearly twenty years the Center has worked with schools and organizations in more than 400 communities across the United States and numerous other countries. 

Ecoliterate also presents five core practices of emotionally and socially engaged ecoliteracy and a professional development guide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118237205
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
778,642
File size:
2 MB

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“In this pioneering book, Dan Goleman and hiscollaborators demonstrate—in vivid and compellingfashion—how education can be transformed through a synthesisof these intelligences.”—Howard Gardner, HobbsProfessor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School ofEducation 

"In the 21st century, we need a new relationship with nature, aredefinition of both environmentalism and ecoliteracy.Ecoliterate offers a roadmap for educators—and therest of us—to that future, one based on empathy, kinship,natural intelligence, and hope. We're in their debt for showing theway."— Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principleand Last Child in the Woods 

“Gutsy, eloquent, moving, Ecoliterate is amasterpiece of motivation and practical guidance. Yes, it isperfect for educators, but it is also perfect for students,parents, grandparents, and all of us yearning to contribute to lifeon our planet. Ecoliterate will help young people discovertheir own power—and that genie is impossible to get back inthe bottle! I love this book.”—Frances MooreLappé, author of EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, toCreate the World We Want 

“Beautifully written, accessible, and urgently important,Ecoliterate introduces us to individuals and communitiesaround the country who in very real, practical ways aredemonstrating that a new world is possible. No harangue here; thisis about hope, embodied in educating our children—head,heart, and hands—to deeply understand how to take care ofthemselves, their neighbors, and the natural world on which we alldepend.”—Michael Ableman, farmer and author of Fromthe Good Earth, On Good Land, and Fields of Plenty 

“To be Ecoliterate is to be equipped to be EarthCitizens, to reach our full potential as human beings. Thisimportant book shows us how."—Vandana Shiva, Founder,Navdanya International and author of Soil Not Oil 

“Timely, important, healing, andhopeful—Ecoliterate is a ‘must read, mustimplement’ guide to a healthy and sustainable present andfuture.”—Cheryl Charles, President and CEO, Children& Nature Network 

“The Center for Ecoliteracy has for years been apreeminent thought leader for how we can educate our children in away that creates generations of earth-stewards. Ecoliterateis a much-needed guide for exactly how to accomplish this goal andincludes great examples that demonstrate the success of theirapproach.”—Oran B. Hesterman, Ph.D., President and CEO,Fair Food Network

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