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By David W. Orr

In Earth in brain, famous environmental educator David W. Orr focuses now not on difficulties in schooling, yet at the challenge of schooling.

Much of what has long past mistaken with the area, he argues, is the results of insufficient and misdirected schooling that: alienates us from lifestyles within the identify of human domination; reasons scholars to fret approximately the right way to make a residing sooner than they comprehend who they're; overemphasizes luck and careers; separates feeling from mind and the sensible from the theoretical; deadens the feel of ask yourself for the created world.

The problem we are facing, Orr explains, is certainly one of brain, belief, and values. it really is, initially, a tutorial problem.

The writer starts off by way of constructing the grounds for a debate approximately schooling and data. He describes the issues of schooling from an ecological point of view, and demanding situations the "terrible simplifiers" who desire to replacement numbers for values. He follows with a presentation of ideas for re-creating schooling within the broadest approach attainable, discussing themes corresponding to biophilia, the disciplinary constitution of data, the structure of academic constructions, and the assumption of ecological intelligence. Orr concludes by way of offering concrete proposals for reorganizing the curriculum to attract out our affinity for life.

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