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The failure of environmental education (and how we can fix it)

Author: Charles Saylan; Daniel T Blumstein
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
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At a time when wild places everywhere are vanishing before our eyes, the authors offer this passionate indictment of environmental education, along with a new vision for the future. They argue that education today has failed to reach its potential in fighting climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. In this book, they assess the current political climate, including the No Child Left Behind  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Saylan; Daniel T Blumstein
ISBN: 9780520265387 0520265386 9780520265394 0520265394
OCLC Number: 665064462
Description: xii, 241 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The problem(s) --
Foundations --
What went wrong --
Accountability and institutional mind set --
The needs of environmentally active citizens --
Between awareness and action --
A political primer --
Consumption, conservation, and change --
An evolving metric --
And how we can fix it --
Appendix : Greening schools for alternative education.
Responsibility: Charles Saylan and Daniel T. Blumstein.

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