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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Essays on Ecologically Sustainable Educational Reforms

One of our authors in our current issue on "The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty: Rethinking Poverty and Education" has announced his new online book that is available for downloading as part of the "cultural commons." You can find the book, Essays on Ecologically Sustainable Educational Reforms by C.A. Bowers, by going to Also check out Chet Bower's article in our journal entitled, "Rethinking Social Justice Issues Within an Eco-Justice Conceptual and Moral Framework."

Below is the table of contents for the book:

Essays on Ecologically Sustainable Educational Reforms
By C.A. Bowers

Chapter 1 Making the Transition from Individual to Ecological Intelligence: The Challenge Facing Curriculum Theorists

Chapter 2 The Limitations of the Daniel Goleman/Wal-Mart View of Ecological Intelligence

Chapter 3 The Hidden Roots of Cultural Colonization in Teaching English as a Second Language

Chapter 4 Reflections on Teaching the Course “Curriculum Reform in an Era of Global Warming”

Chapter 5 University Reforms that Contribute to the Revitalization of the Cultural Commons

Chapter 6 The Environmental Ethic in Three Theories of Evolution

Chapter 7 Educating for a Sustainable Future: Mediating Between the Commons and Economic Globalization

Chapter 8 The Imperialistic Agenda of Moacir Gadotti’s Eco-Pedagogy

UPDATE: For readers who have had difficulty finding the book, here is a direct link:


Centenial College said...


Is there any source from where I can ready all chapters online if you have then plz share it with me !


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Lorraine Kasprisin said...

Here is a direct link to Chet's book. He says that he doesn't have separate links to each chapter so you have to download the entire book to read the chapters. The pdf version can be downloaded rather quickly. I tried it.

Essays on Ecologically Sustainable Educational Reforms, Author: C. A. Bowers

There is also a link to EcoJustice Press on Chet's website at --- --- where you can find a link to the book. Just scroll down to the bottom where you will see "2010 Online Books." You will find an Easy Download Version there also.

Hope this is helpful.

Centennial College said...

Hi Lorraine,

Thanks for the resource its just an excellent and very useful

Thanks a lot for that !


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