Ecological Literacy: Educating our Children for a Sustainable World

Ecological Literacy: Educating our Children for a Sustainable World
Author: 
Michael K. Stone and Zenobia Barlow (editors)
Publisher: 
Sierra Club Books
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
1–578–05153–3

paper, 275 p., $16.95

This broad collection of stories, reports, and essays has as its general theme education for sustainability. Focusing on educating youth, the editors have gathered together the contributions of educators and environmentalists whose diverse thoughts and activities are divided into four perspectives: vision, tradition or place, relationship, and action. Their goal is to teach the public about the interrelationships of ecological systems and to make students ecologically literate. They use a variety of tools in environmental education, ranging from elementary school classroom projects to urban youth activities. A publication that will be of interest to those in the field of environmental education, this book brings together both theory and action at all levels.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
8
Number: 
5