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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Debra Bailey
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:16:16Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:16:16Z
dc.date.issued2009-05
dc.identifier.othermitchell_debra_b_200905_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mitchell_debra_b_200905_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25574
dc.description.abstractIn his writings, David Orr claims that the U.S. is in ecological crisis and that this stems from a crisis of education. He outlines a theory of ecological literacy, a mode by which we may better learn the ecology of the Earth and thus learn to live in a sustainable manner. Although from an anthropocentric view the diagnosis of crisis may be correct, it is not motivational to the youth of our nation. In this analysis of Orr’s theory, it will be suggested that we move beyond the perspective of crisis. By extending Orr’s ecological literacy with biophilia and ecojustice and by recognizing the importance of experience in learning, science education can be shifted to incorporate values and morals in a more sustainable approach to educational reform.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectbiophilia
dc.subjectecojustice
dc.subjectecology
dc.subjectecological literacy
dc.subjectecosystem
dc.subjectexperiential education
dc.subjectmoral education
dc.subjectpragmatism
dc.subjectscience education
dc.subjectvalues
dc.titleA philosophical analysis of David Orr's theory of ecological literacy
dc.title.alternativebiophilia, ecojustice and moral education in middle school learning communities
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentMathematics and Science Education
dc.description.majorScience Education
dc.description.advisorMichael Mueller
dc.description.committeeMichael Mueller
dc.description.committeeDeborah Tippins
dc.description.committeeJames Shelton


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