ERIC Number: EJ813687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: N/A
Ecological Literacy: What Are We Talking About?
Convergence, v39 n4 p65-68 2006
In the beginning of the 21st century, the advancement of science and technology, and communications in particular, made possible for one to know how human activities affect ecosystems and the biosphere. Knowing the increasingly larger scale and volume of the planet occupied by the human species, it would be absolutely reckless on one's part not to be aware of the condition of planetary beings. In this article, the author contends that ecological literacy is an essential element for human survival. In order to address the question on how formal and and non-formal schools can engage significantly in the critical issues, such as alimentary system, energy, hydrographic basins, and social and environmental justice, the author makes reference on projects and practices conducted by the Center of Ecological Literacy in California and the Ecoar Institute for Citizenship.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Global Approach, Ecological Factors, Literacy, Ecology, Sustainable Development, Spanish, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California