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The Failure of Environmental Education (and How We Can Fix It)

Offers a indictment of environmental education - along with a vision for the future. This title assesses the political climate, including the No Child Left Behind Act, a disaster for environmental education, and discuss how education can stimulate action - including decreasing consumption and demand, developing sustainable food and energy sources.
The Failure of Environmental Education (and How We Can Fix It)
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At a time when wild places everywhere are vanishing before our eyes, Charles Saylan and Daniel T. Blumstein offer this passionate indictment of environmental education - along with a new vision for the future. Writing for general readers and educators alike, Saylan and Blumstein boldly argue that education today has failed to reach its potential in fighting climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. In this forward-looking book, they assess the current political climate, including the No Child Left Behind Act, a disaster for environmental education, and discuss how education can stimulate action - including decreasing consumption and demand, developing sustainable food and energy sources, and addressing poverty. Their multidisciplinary perspective encompasses such approaches as school gardens, using school buildings as teaching tools, and the greening of schoolyards. Arguing for a paradigm shift in the way we view education as a whole, "The Failure of Environmental Education" demonstrates how our education system can create new levels of awareness and work toward a sustainable future.
Charles Saylan is Executive Director of the Ocean Conservation Society. Daniel T. Blumstein is Professor and Chair in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. His previous books include A Primer of Conservation Behavior.
Preface 1. The Problem(s) 2. Foundations 3. What Went Wrong 4. Accountability and Institutional Mind-Set 5. The Needs of Environmentally Active Citizens 6. Between Awareness and Action 7. A Political Primer 8. Consumption, Conservation, and Change 9. An Evolving Metric 10. And How We Can Fix It Appendix: Greening Schools for Alternative Education Notes Selected Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
"They're asking the right questions" Time Magazine "Their vision is inspiring: environmental education freed from partisan squabbling, and made creative, flexible, and powerful enough to reach citizens of all abilities and interests." Audubon Magazine "Arguing for a paradigm shift in the way we view education, The Failure of Environmental Education demonstrates how our education system can create new levels of awareness and action and work toward a sustainable future." Take Part "A manifesto of sorts - part science, part politics, part moral persuasion." Miller-Mccune "A great diversity of exciting insights." Electronic Green Journal "Powerfully displays the authors' academic grounding in environmental studies." -- Anthony J. Dellureficio, Digital Library Programs, New School, New York Qtly Review Of Biology "A strong argument for change... Provokes the reader to envision a different reality for our schools that might lead to a better reality for the environment and future generations who depend on its health." -- Matt Biggar Journal of Environmental Studies & Sciences
Author
Charles Saylan, Daniel T. Blumstein
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0520265386
ISBN-13
9780520265387
Format
Hardcover
Imprint
University of California Press
Country of Publication
United States
DEWEY
333.7071
Birth
1953
Short Title
FAILURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCA
Language
English
Media
Book
Pages
256
Publication Date
2011-05-25
Publisher
University of California Press
Place of Publication
Berkerley
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