Earth Education: A New Beginning
“For over twenty years the public has been led to believe that there is a serious educational response underway regarding the environmental problems of the earth. It is not true. The environmental education movement has been led astray: trivialized by mainstream education, diluted by those with other agendas, co-opted by the very agencies and industries that have contributed so much to the problems.
Earth Education… A New Beginning proposes another direction — an alternative that many environmental leaders and teachers around the world have already taken. It is called The Earth Education Path, and anyone can follow it in developing a genuine educational program made up of magical learning adventures.
Earth education aims to accomplish what environmental education set out to do, but didn’t: to help people improve upon their cognitive and affective relationship with the earth’s natural communities and life support systems, and begin crafting lifestyles that will lessen their impact upon those places and processes on behalf of all the earth’s passengers.
If you care about the health of our troubled planet, then you should read what Steve Van Matre, an internationally known educator, has to say about how we lost a whole generation of teachers and leaders and what you can do to help them find their way again.
Earth Education… A New Beginning contains over 300 pages on the template and tools necessary for crafting a serious educational response to our environmental problems. In addition, you’ll find many easy to follow guidelines and tips for: Removing Disguises, Adding Touches, Making Magic, Achieving Focused Participation, Inputs For Solitude Journals, Building Values, Lessening Impact Tasks, Adding Adventure, Immersing Techniques, and much, much more…”