Friday, March 1, 2013

Book Review: Eco Literate

Educators, environmentalists, activists, and students will be interested in this recent addition to our library's collection, Eco Literate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence.  Readers are told how education can engage students to develop knowledge of living systems, through stories, and by using lesson plans and professional development guides. The book includes in-depth discussions  that outline stories from the field including: Standing Strong on Coal Mountain, From Anger To Action In Oil Country, Shared Water: Moving Beyond Boundaries, and Nourishing Communities With Food.  
"Eco Literate provides a veritable how-to guide for educators to creatively engage young people in the most important ecological issues of the day, helping them gain knowledge of and empathy for all living systems, which is bound to enrich their lives and protect the future of our planet."
(Gail Connelly, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals)
Goleman, Daniel, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow. Eco Literate : How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012.

View Center for Ecoliteracy's Eco Literate Web Page
You Tube Clip - Dan Goleman speaks about the book Eco Literate (2:18)

If you are a Wisconsin resident and would like to check out this or any other book, please fill out our book request form. If you are a UW student, faculty or staff, please request books through the Library Catalog