Educating for an Ecologically Sustainable Culture: Rethinking Moral Education, Creativity, Intelligence, and Other Modern Orthodoxies / Edition 1

Educating for an Ecologically Sustainable Culture: Rethinking Moral Education, Creativity, Intelligence, and Other Modern Orthodoxies / Edition 1

by C. A. Bowers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791424987

ISBN-13: 9780791424988

Pub. Date: 07/01/1995

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Exposes the faulty assumptions that underlie modern education in the areas of moral education, creativity, and intelligence, showing how these assumptions must be changed in order to produce an ecologically sustainable culture.

This book is a wake-up call for environmentalists who need to consider how current educational ideals and practices undermine efforts

Overview

Exposes the faulty assumptions that underlie modern education in the areas of moral education, creativity, and intelligence, showing how these assumptions must be changed in order to produce an ecologically sustainable culture.

This book is a wake-up call for environmentalists who need to consider how current educational ideals and practices undermine efforts to create a more sustainable future. It is also a wake-up call for educators who continue to base their reform efforts on the primacy of the individual, while ignoring the fact that the individual is nested in culture, and culture is nested in (and thus dependent upon) natural ecosystems. Bowers argues that the modern way of understanding moral education, creativity, intelligence, and the role of direct experience in the learning process cannot be supported by evidence from such fields as anthropology, cultural linguistics, and the sociology of knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791424988
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Series:
SUNY series in Environmental Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. Toward a Radical and Ecologically Sustainable Approach to Moral Education

3. Rethinking the Modern Ideal of Creativity

4. Educational Computing and the Ecological Crisis: Some Critical Concerns

5. Toward an Ecological View of Intelligence

6. Toward the Recovery of Trans-Generated Communication in the Educational Process

7. Educational Models of Community and Environmental Renewal

References

Index

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