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Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect, 10th Anniversary Edition. with a New Introduction and Essay by the

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Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect, 10th Anniversary Edition. with a New Introduction and Essay by the Cover

 

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Publisher Comments:

In Earth in Mind, Orr focuses not on problems in education, but on the problem of education. Much of what has gone wrong with the world, he argues, is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that alienates us from life in the name of human domination; causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are; overemphasizes success and careers; separates feeling from intellect and the practical from the theoretical and deadens the sense of wonder for the created world. The crisis we face, Orr explains, is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge.

Book News Annotation:

Orr (environmental studies and politics, Oberlin College) presents the tenth anniversary edition of his text addressing educational reform from an environmental perspective. In a collection of 23 essays, written for various purposes and audiences between 1990 and 1993, Orr argues that, where educational debates about standards and reforms have centered around preparing students to compete in a global economy, an equally important concern should be teaching students the ecological context in which humans live, to develop in them an ethical view of the world and their obligations to it. The tenth edition includes a brief new introduction and a new final chapter offering "hope in hard times."
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

DAVID W. ORR is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College. The recipient of the Bioneers Award and the Lyndhurst Prize, he has written three previous books and scores of articles on subjects ranging from education to agriculture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559634953
Subtitle:
On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect
Author:
Orr, David
Author:
Orr, David W.
Author:
Orr, David
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Education -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Environmental education -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Education-School Reform & Controversy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised and REV
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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