Empathetic Education: An Ecological Perspective on Educational Knowledge (Knowledge, Identity & School Life S)
Brand: Routledge

Empathetic Education: An Ecological Perspective on Educational Knowledge (Knowledge, Identity & School Life S)

  • Publish Date: 1998-09-03
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Mathew C. Cotton;Ronald S. Laura

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The health of our global environment is increasingly affected by our technological advance - rain, rivers, lakes, forests, soil, climate all suffer at human hands. Laura and Cotton suggest that the society committed to the technological transformation of the natural environment into an artificial one, is also, paradoxically, a society committed to its own destruction. Currently, one of the major concerns of environmental education is to address this problem more concertedly than hitherto. This book represents a radical departure from the traditional approach to environmental education. It argues that the knowledge base behind current teaching is flawed, and the resulting mind-sets and attitudes are often counterproductive to the aims of environmental education.


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