Presumably sustainable civilization will depend on ecological, holistic, value-based, and communally oriented education across all levels. Dominant trends in education may be contributing to the sustainability crisis. Teachers are asked to teach to standardized tests; universities are driven by corporate values and practices, and disciplinary compartmentalization has resulted in an academic class that no longer engages broadly in public discourse. The “value-free” paradigm fails to address issues like poverty, oppression, and the depletion of natural resources. ECI’s research in the area of education seeks to uncover the ways of teaching and learning that equip tomorrow’s leaders for ecological thinking and action.

Education Roadmap


Consultation Held:

Education for an Ecological Civilization
February 19-20, 2016