As ecological issues increase and concern worldwide is mounting about the changing nature of work and cultural life, the field of adult education must respond. Adult education holds much potential for its ability to highlight cultural knowledge, promote change, and maximize the capacity of adults to work together in strengthening mutually supportive communities that contribute to a sustainable future. It is imperative that we (re)educate adults about productive but sustainable work and stronger local community living within an understanding of the relational being and the interdependency of all things. This edited collection explores the cultural roots of the ecological/cultural crisis and its relationship to adult education. The development of sound practices and new cultural understandings among adults are emphasized. Certainly, there exists evidence of small grassroots work that builds hope and skills for the coming of a new age of sustainable and just life.This volume discusses the:
- Connections between sustainability, environmental and ecojustice education,
- Forms of radical sustainability adult education,
- Established cultural institutions as potential agents of change,
- Principles of ecojustice education, and
- Implementation of these principles in formal and community education settings.
|Series:||J-B ACE Single Issue Adult & Continuing Education Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Volume Editors:Audrey M. Dentith, PhD, is a professor and director of the doctoral program at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
Wendy Griswold, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Leadership at the University of Memphis in Tennessee.
Table of Contents
EDITORS’ NOTES 5Audrey M. Dentith, Wendy Griswold
1. Sustainability, Ecojustice, and Adult Education 7Wendy Griswold
2. Critical Culture: Environmental Adult Education in Public Museums 17Lorraine Bell, Darlene E. Clover
3. The St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat and Training Centre: Cultivating Ecological Awareness and Connection with the Earth 31Janet Groen
4. Adult Learning in Alternative Food Networks 41Catherine Etmanski, Ingrid Kajzer Mitchell
5. An Ecojustice Approach to Educational Reform in Adult Education 53Chet A. Bowers
6. Teaching Adult Ecojustice Education 65Audrey M. Dentith, Onah P. Thompson
7. Community Currencies: An Ideology of Abundance 77Nancy Winfrey
8. Transition Framingham: The Cultural Commons in Action 91Emily Kearns Burke