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ERIC Number: EJ776332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Educational Perspectives in the Ecological Paradigm--Possibilities and Limitations
Lee, Sang-O
Asia Pacific Education Review, v8 n2 p194-204 2007
In principle, education depends upon the understanding of human beings. Ecological studies can give us opportunities to understand humans more clearly (or scientifically). This truth emphasizes the importance of ecological education. In ecology, a human being is a part of nature. This is because all living beings are members of ecological communities. Ecological research reveals that life creates the conditions for its own existence. If the aim of education is life lived to its fullest, education is to help us to live in optimal survival conditions which will lead to the consummate unfolding of our nature. At the very least, education in the ecological paradigm will allow us to understand the educational perspectives, possibilities and limits of today. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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