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ERIC Number: EJ897689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Living "in" the Earth: Towards an Education for Our Times
Sterling, Stephen
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v4 n2 p213-218 Sep 2010
The importance of recognising the mismatch between a shared perception of separateness in Western thinking and the systemic and inevitably participative nature of the world is outlined. The article then traces the development of forms of "education for change" that seek to address sustainability issues that stem from dissociation, and notes that diversity of forms has led to a degree of fragmentation, while calls for an integrative and coherent approach to educational reform are becoming stronger. Less attention and loyalty should be paid to labels, and more to meaning and values informing educational thinking and practice. Whilst diverse forms of education for change have value, an imperative remains to rethink education more widely so that it is fully responsive to the times we live in. A plea for "sustainable education" denoting a change of educational culture that is at heart relational and in accord with the Earth Charter, is made.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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