Our Common Illiteracy: Education as If the Earth and People Mattered

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Rolf Jucker, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 364 pages
Our Common Illiteracy takes seriously the international consensus that Education for Sustainability (EfS) is crucial to the survival of humankind. It establishes the principles of a sustainable society and performs a rigorous assessment of the reasons for our unsustainable present.
Only on that foundation, it is argued, can the role of education in the transition to a sustainable society be meaningfully assessed. Such an approach is by necessity complex, transdisciplinary and broad. It has to acknowledge the limited significance of education within contemporary society, along with other educators such as the media, the economy and the shadow curriculum of institutional practice. The book ends with 28 practical strategies to foster Education for Sustainability."

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The Author: Dr Rolf Jucker is Senior Lecturer in German Studies at the University of Wales Swansea. Developments since the Rio-Summit have led him to refocus his research, teaching and administrative activities within a sustainability framework, combining ecological, philosophical, political, economic, educational and literary studies aspects. He has written the Environmental Policy Statement of his university and is also responsible for its implementation. In 2000-2001 he conducted a study on 'Humanities and Sustainability' in four European countries.

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