Ecojustice Adult Education: Theory and Practice in the Cultivation of the Cultural Commons: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 153
DescriptionAs ecological issues increase and concern worldwide is mounting about the changing nature of work and cultural life, the field of adult education must respond. Adult education holds much potential for its ability to highlight cultural knowledge, promote change, and maximize the capacity of adults to work together in strengthening mutually supportive communities that contribute to a sustainable future. It is imperative that we (re)educate adults about productive but sustainable work and stronger local community living within an understanding of the relational being and the interdependency of all things.
This edited collection explores the cultural roots of the ecological/cultural crisis and its relationship to adult education. The development of sound practices and new cultural understandings among adults are emphasized. Certainly, there exists evidence of small grassroots work that builds hope and skills for the coming of a new age of sustainable and just life.
This volume discusses the:
- Connections between sustainability, environmental and ecojustice education,
- Forms of radical sustainability adult education,
- Established cultural institutions as potential agents of change,
- Principles of ecojustice education, and
- Implementation of these principles in formal and community education settings.
This is the 153rd volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
EDITORS’ NOTES 5
Audrey M. Dentith, Wendy Griswold
1. Sustainability, Ecojustice, and Adult Education 7
2. Critical Culture: Environmental Adult Education in Public Museums 17
Lorraine Bell, Darlene E. Clover
3. The St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat and Training Centre: Cultivating Ecological Awareness and Connection with the Earth 31
4. Adult Learning in Alternative Food Networks 41
Catherine Etmanski, Ingrid Kajzer Mitchell
5. An Ecojustice Approach to Educational Reform in Adult Education 53
Chet A. Bowers
6. Teaching Adult Ecojustice Education 65
Audrey M. Dentith, Onah P. Thompson
7. Community Currencies: An Ideology of Abundance 77
8. Transition Framingham: The Cultural Commons in Action 91
Emily Kearns Burke