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ERIC Number: ED055021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 7
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Teach the Earth Whole.
McInnis, Noel F.
The author states that our present teaching methods tend to foster a common intellectual skill: thinking the world to pieces, and that while this skill is very essential, it is only half of understanding. Our planet functions not according to a program of technological reductionism, but as a gestalt, and we are in desperate need of perceiving it that way and behaving accordingly. Therefore, we must develop a new curriculum to complement the existing one--a curriculum for teaching the earth whole. A number of programs and projects are emerging which will enable us to do this. The author briefly describes some of these efforts: 1) the multidisciplinary program, Total Educati in the Total Environment; 2) a similar project now underway in Putnam and Westchester Counties in New York; 3) the program of the Institute for Environmental Education in Ohio; and, 4) the college curriculum Man and Environment. Names and addresses of those to contact for further information about each program are provided. (Author/JLB)
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