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EcoJustice Education

Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities, 3rd Edition

By Rebecca A. Martusewicz, Jeff Edmundson, John Lupinacci


328 pages

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The third edition of this groundbreaking text offers a powerful model for cultural ecological analysis and a pedagogy of responsibility. Authors Martusewicz, Edmundson, and Lupinacci provide teachers, teacher educators and educational scholars with the theory and classroom practices they need to help develop citizens who are prepared to support and achieve diverse, democratic, and sustainable societies in an increasingly globalized world. Readers are asked to consider curricular strategies to bring these issues to life in their own classrooms across disciplines. Designed for introductory educational foundations and multicultural education courses, EcoJustice Education is written in a narrative, conversational style grounded in place and experience, but also pushes students to examine the larger ideological, social, historical, and political contexts of the crises humans and the planet we inhabit are facing.

Fully updated with cutting-edge research, statistics and current events throughout, the third edition addresses important topics such as Indigenous learning, Black Lives Matter, the Flint Water Crisis, Standing Rock, the rise of fascism, climate change, and develops EcoJustice approaches to confronting these issues. An accompanying online resource includes a conceptual toolbox, links to related resources, and more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: The Purposes of Education in an Age of Ecological Crises and Worldwide Insecurities; Chapter 2: Rethinking Diversity and Democracy for Sustainable Communities; Chapter 3: Cultural Foundations of the Crisis: A Cultural/Ecological Analysis; Chapter 4: Learning Anthropocentrism: An EcoJustice Approach to Human Supremacy and Education; Chapter 5: Learning Androcentrism: An EcoJustice Approach to Gender and Education; Chapter 6: Learning our Place in the Social Hierarchy: An EcoJustice Approach to Class Inequality; Chapter 7: Learning Racism: An EcoJustice Approach to Racial Inequality, co-authored by Gary Schnakenberg; Chapter 8: Learning about Globalization: Education, Enclosures, and Resistance; Chapter 9: Learning from Indigenous Communities; Chapter 10: Teaching for the Commons: Educating for Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities

About the Authors

Rebecca A. Martusewicz is Emeritus Professor at Eastern Michigan University and docent professor at Tampere University in Tampere, Finland.

Jeff Edmundson taught Ecojustice and teacher education at the University of Oregon and Portland State University.

John Lupinacci is an associate professor of Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Washington State University.

All three authors are active in EcoJustice Education, an international organization that includes the Center for EcoJustice Education offering faculty development workshops, The EcoJustice Dictionary, and other resources for teachers and scholars (

About the Series

Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public. The series welcomes volumes with multicultural perspectives, diverse interpretations, and a range of political points of view from conservative to critical. Books accepted for publication in this series will be written for an academic audience and, in some cases, also for use as supplementary readings in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Topics to be addressed in this series include, but are not limited to, sociocultural, political, and historical studies of

Local, state, national, and international educational systems

Elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities

Public institutions of education such as museums, libraries, and foundations

Computer systems and software as instruments of public education

The popular media as forms of public education

Content areas within the academic study of education, such as curriculum and instruction, psychology, and educational technology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects