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Ecological Literacy Ecological Literacy
Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World

Author:

David W. Orr
Format: Soft Cover
Length: 210 pages
Publisher: State Univ of New York Press
ISBN: 0791408744
Copyright: 1992

Humanity has reached a crossroads where various ecological catastrophes meet what some call sustainable development. While a great deal of attention has been given to what governments, corporations, utilities, international agencies, and private citizens can do to help in the transition to sustainability, little thought has been given to what schools, colleges, and universities can do. Ecological Literacy asks how the discovery of finiteness affects the content and substance of education. Given the limits of the Earth, what should people know and how should they learn it?

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