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The Power and Promise of Humane Education

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Critical world problems call for education that addresses the values and behaviors that perpetuate suffering, oppression, and destruction. Humane education does this, offering young people deeply meaningful education about the issues of our time, teaching them to be critical and creative thinkers, inspiring their reverence and respect, and empowering them to be conscientious decision-makers. This book offers teachers clear suggestions for implementing humane education in both classrooms and non-traditional ...

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Overview

Critical world problems call for education that addresses the values and behaviors that perpetuate suffering, oppression, and destruction. Humane education does this, offering young people deeply meaningful education about the issues of our time, teaching them to be critical and creative thinkers, inspiring their reverence and respect, and empowering them to be conscientious decision-makers. This book offers teachers clear suggestions for implementing humane education in both classrooms and non-traditional educational settings. Inviting and easy to use, it describes the four elements of humane education, along with stories, examples, case studies, activities and resources.

Zoe Weil is president of the International Institute for Humane Education. A frequent speaker, she authored Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865715127
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,000,614
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Zoe Weil is on the faculty of the University of Maine and Cambridge College, and is President of the International Institute for Humane Education which offers the only comprehensive M.Ed. degree and certificate program in humane education in the U.S. As director of Animalearn -- an animal protection organization -- for seven years, she pioneered the development of humane education, reaching tens of thousands of students annually. A frequent speaker at conferences around the U.S. and abroad, she lives in Surry, Maine.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Principles and practice 9
1 This is humane education 11
2 The four elements of humane education 19
3 Humane education in practice 37
Pt. 2 FAQs, activities, and suggestions 53
4 Frequently asked questions about humane education 55
5 Humane education activities 63
6 Suggestions for implementing humane education in schools 113
About the International Institute for Humane Education 175
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