3rd Edition

EcoJustice Education Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

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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, and climate change, and develops EcoJustice approaches to confronting these issues. An accompanying online resource includes a conceptual toolbox, links to related resources, and more.

    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 and Impoverishment;  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



    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.