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ERIC Number: EJ826465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Saving Spaceship Earth: Teaching the Ethics of Environmental Stewardship
Beairsto, Bruce
Education Canada, v49 n1 p4-7 Win 2009
Mankind's capacity to consume the earth's resources has overwhelmed nature's capacity to replenish itself, and people are polluting at a rate that nature cannot repair. This road leads inevitably to serious, and potentially fatal consequences. In this article, the author suggests that educators need to go beyond merely enabling students to understand threats to the biosphere, but to encourage them to challenge the status quo so that new sustainable practices and values can emerge in a process he calls "committing to the common good and embracing the long view." (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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