Educating for an Ecological Civilization

Educating for an Ecological Civilization

Marcus Ford and Stephen Rowe, Editors

Interdisciplinary, Experiential, and Relational Learning

The new form of civilization we so urgently need will require new ways of thinking and relating —ones that are more socially responsible, ecological, “mindful,” and coherent—and new ways of educating ourselves. The essays in this volume describe features of an emerging, relational vision of civilization and some of the educational practices it suggests.

Note: The title of this book was previously announced as From Liberation to Civilization.

Introduction: Education as Civilization, Marcus Ford and Stephen Rowe
1: The Anti-Intellectualism of the American University, John B. Cobb, Jr.
2: The Loss of an Intellectual Orientation at Community College: A Sequel to John Cobb’s “The Anti-Intellectualism of the American University,” Fran Conroy
3: Why the Liberal Arts Need a New Worldview, Marcus Ford
4: Field-Building, Equity, and Transformation in Education: What We Can Do, How to Do It, and Who We Need to Be, Sheryl Petty
5: The Other Conversation: Dialogue, Meditation, and Service, Stephen Rowe
6: Present Teaching: We are Creating the Future Now and Reflections from a Project on Thinking What We are Doing, Elizabeth Minnich, Brenda Sorkin, and Laura Gardner
7: The Perils of Education: Whitehead and the Turn to an Ecological Value System, Howard Woodhouse
8: Cultivation of Humanity through Stretching Liberal Arts Education, Jiahong Chen and Pejmin Ni
9: ‘Liberating the Curriculum’ by Introducing Trans-Disciplinary and Human Values into Undergraduate Education at the University of Tasmania, Mark R. Dibben
10: Education as Counter-Hegemonic Movement, Vandana Pednekar-Magal
11: Humanities Entrepreneurship, Joseph Hogan and Abigail DeHart
12: Education for Citizenship: Environmental Thought in Action, Mark Stemen
13: Redesigning Education in a Graduate Program in Sustainability, Sandra Lubarsky
14: Encountering the Other: A Case for Applied Liberal Education, Robert Neustadt

  • Series Toward Ecological Civilization
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Process Century Press (January 6, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940447259
  • ISBN-13:  978-1940447254
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches

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