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ERIC Number: EJ1000651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0893-0384
Pascal's Wager: Betting on the Future
Schejbal, David
Continuing Higher Education Review, v76 p57-64 Fall 2012
This article presents an interview with David Schejbal, the chair of the 2012 UPCEA Annual Conference, about environmentalism and the role of continuing education. In this interview, Schejbal shares why he suggested the theme of sustainability for the annual conference. He says it is because all of them in the conference are continuing "educators." They develop programs to teach people all sorts of things, and they desperately need to help people understand how the environmental, social, and economic systems that make the world go round interact with and impact one another, and how that manifests itself in the lives and jobs of students. He also talks about what accounts for the disconnect between the enormity of the environmental challenges and the (dis)interest/(in)action on the part of the public. He closes the conversation with an explanation of where Blaise Pascal fits in. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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