Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World / Edition 1

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Overview

The essays in this volume were written between 1984 and 1989 for different audiences and for different purposes. They represent an extended reflection on the crisis of sustainability now looming before the modern world, and what this portends for the theory and practice of education.
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In 15 essays written 1984-89, Orr (environmental studies, Oberlin College) pleads the urgency of ecological awareness, outlines methods for teaching it in schools and colleges, and suggests the goals such teaching should aim for. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791408742
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Series: SUNY Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 521,854
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: THE ISSUE OF SUSTAINABILITY

I. The Problem of Sustainability

II. Two Meanings of Sustainability

III. A Tale of Two Systems: Sustainability in International Perspectives

IV. Fragments of Strategy

Part Two: EDUCATION

V. Ecological Literacy

VI. The Liberal Arts, the Campus, and the Biosphere: An Alternative to Bloom's Vision of Education

VII. A Prerequisite to the Great Books of Allan Bloom: A Syllabus for Ecological Literacy

VIII. Place and Pedagogy

IX. Education and Sustainability: An Approach

X. What is Education For?

XI. Is Environmental Education an Oxymoron?

Part Three: WHAT KNOWLEDGE? FOR WHAT PURPOSES?

XII. Having Failed to Manage Ourselves, We Will Now Manage the Planet? An Opinion from the Back Forty

XIII. What Good is a Rigorous Research Agenda if You Don't Have a Decent Planet to Put it On? (Apologies to Thoreau)

XIV. Food Alchemy and Sustainable Agriculture

XV. Epilogue

Notes

Index

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