Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World / Edition 1by David W. Orr
Pub. Date: 11/08/1991
Publisher: State University of New York Press
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.
- State University of New York Press
- Publication date:
- SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Table of Contents
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
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