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Media Type: Book - Recent

Date of Publication: April 20, 2017

Year of Publication: 2017

Publication City: Washington, DC

Publisher: Island Press

Author(s): The Worldwatch Institute

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In its State of the World 2017 publication, The Worldwatch Institute turns its attention to how education systems can prepare today’s children and future generations for the storms ahead and build the next generation of sustainability leaders. EarthEd: Rethinking education on a changing planet was released on April 20th, more information is shared below:


Earth education is traditionally confined to specific topics: ecoliteracy, outdoor education, environmental science. But in the coming century, on track to be the warmest in human history, every aspect of human life will be affected by our changing planet. Emerging diseases, food shortages, drought, and waterlogged cities are just some of the unprecedented challenges that today’s students will face. How do we prepare 9.5 billion people for life in the Anthropocene, to thrive in this uncharted and more chaotic future?

Answers are being developed in universities, preschools, professional schools, and even prisons around the world. In the latest volume of State of the World, a diverse group of education experts share innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a new era. Topics include systems thinking for kids; the importance of play in early education; social emotional learning; comprehensive sexuality education; indigenous knowledge; sustainable business; medical training to treat the whole person; teaching law in the Anthropocene; and more.

EarthEd addresses schooling at all levels of development, from preschool to professional. Its lessons can inform teachers, policy makers, school administrators, community leaders, parents, and students alike. And its vision will inspire anyone who wants to prepare students not only for the storms ahead but to become the next generation of sustainability leaders.

Find out more through Worldwatch.org or the EarthEd.info project site.

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