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Perspectives on the Ideas of Gregory Bateson, Ecological Intelligence, and Educational Reforms

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by: C. A. Bowers
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Publication Date: September 1, 2012
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 208
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9780966037005
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It is widely acknowledged that Gregory Bateson’s ideas have been influential in a number of fields. Unfortunately, the importance of his ideas for understanding why public schools and universities continue to perpetuate ecologically unsustainable ways of thinking has not

been adequately recognized. Given the deepening ecological and economic crises, this book is particularly timely as it clarifies how Bateson’s five key ideas, when taken as a whole, provides the conceptual framework for introducing educational reforms that address both problems. That is, he explains why educators unconsciously continue to perpetuate the deep cultural assumptions that were constituted before there was an awareness of environmental limits, and how the emphasis on a possessive form of individualism and endless material progress undermines traditions of self-reliance within the world’s diversity of communities. His contributions to making substantive educational reforms include...
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