Earth Education: A New Beginning

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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 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

This book 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 this 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.

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About the Author:

Steve Van Matre, chairman of The Institute for Earth Education, was a professor of environmental interpretation and education for fifteen years in the Chicago region before moving to West Virginia and founding the School for the Earth. Prior to his university work he was a camp director, school teacher, education consultant and youth leader. Professor Van Matre has conducted over 1000 sessions on earth education and completed over a dozen world speaking tours on its behalf.

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"Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been working for an "environmental education" firm for a year now. I love the children. I love sharing the beauty and wonder of our planet with them... Still, I had this feeling of dissatisfaction. Why couldn't I get the message to go home with them? ...I didn't know where to begin. Until... I found your book on earth education. Hooray! At last someone not afraid to take a really critical look at what is going on in our environmental education centers. Thank you for explaining so clearly all of my frustrations and giving me some tools to work with." -- Andrea Voss, Sherman Oaks, California

"I am a research biologist by profession, a bit of a naturalist by avocation, and have been getting increasingly interested in non-university-level education about the eearth over the last several years. ...when I read your book I wanted to jump for joy. Someone else felt the way I did! The introduction and first chapter alone made it all worth while. By the way, I thought that your apologies in the first chapter about being too harsh were unnecessary; you were right on. --Lisa Ellis, Albuquerque, New Mexico -- Publisher Comments

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