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.
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