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ERIC Number: EJ818100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
An Ecological Critique of Education
LeFay, Raven
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v11 n1 p35-45 Apr 2006
This discussion is a critical analysis of mainstream Western education. It explores the system's historical ties with industrial civilization, and considers how both have emerged from a mechanistic worldview, and how the education system has evolved to serve the interests of capitalism and colonialism. The corporate takeover of the education system is addressed, along with the appropriation of environmental education. Finally, a vision for a new ecological education is presented, one that is rooted in a holistic worldview and which has the potential to foster a sustainable human culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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