September 24, 2012

Dr. Nocella Co-edits Ecopedagogy Book

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 Dr. Anthony J. Nocella, professor in the School of Education, co-edits with Dr. Samuel Fassbinder and Dr. Richard Kahn, "Greening the Academy: Ecopedagogy Through the Liberal Arts." "Greening the Academy: Ecopedagogy through the Liberal Arts," takes the standpoints of those working for environmental and ecological justice in order to critique the unsustainable disciplinary limitations within the humanities and social sciences, as well as provide tactical reconstructive openings toward a vibrant liberal arts for sustainability. Greening the Academy thus hopes to speak back with a collective demand that sustainability education be defined as a critical and moral vocation comprised of the diverse types of humanistic study that will benefit the well being of our emerging planetary community and its numerous common locales. “This is an important and urgent book that represents a landmark for higher education. "It is a book that must be heeded, and, more importantly acted upon," Peter McLaren, Professor at University of California Los Angeles comments.