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Education and the Environment: Creating Standards-Based Programs in Schools and Districts Paperback – Illustrated, 30 November 2013
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- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1612506291
- ISBN-13 : 978-1612506296
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"Gerald A Lieberman's Education and the Environment is the most important publication of its type in the past decade. At the heart of the book is his thorough-going explanation of how the environment can serve as the context for standards-based learning. This is an essential book for all practitioners and system-changers." -- Annie Levine and Tim Grant, Green Teacher
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In this unique book, curriculum expert Gerald A. Lieberman provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing a new type of environmental education that combines standards-based lessons on English language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects. By connecting academic content with local investigations, environmental study becomes not simply another thing added to the classroom schedule but an engaging, thought-provoking context for learning multiple subjects. The projects outlined in the book further students' understanding of the way human and natural "systems" interact locally and globally, and provide the next generation with the knowledge necessary for making decisions that will be critical to their future--and ours. "For decades, Gerald Lieberman has been at the forefront of environment-based learning. The concept, which has acquired several names over the years, is essentially this: children and young people learn best when their time in the classroom is augmented by experiences in the wider community . . . School should be more than a polite form of incarceration; it should be a portal to a wider world. Gerald Lieberman's ongoing work underscores the right of a whole child to feel and be fully alive." -- From the Foreword by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods "Jerry has been a true pioneer for decades, breaking trail for the rest of us. What makes his work so impressive is that he not only conceives and writes about new K-12 education models, he finds effective ways to actually implement them on a significant scale. This book recounts some of those great adventures, and provides an indispensable map for any teacher or administrator who seeks new ideas for how to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century." -- James L. Elder, director, Campaign for Environmental Literacy Gerald A. Lieberman is the founding director of the State Education and Environment Roundtable, a cooperative endeavor of sixteen state departments of education, which developed the EIC (Environment as an Integrating Context) Model for environmental study. He also served as the principal consultant for the development of California's Education and the Environment Initiative, a curriculum now in use by K-12 classrooms throughout the state.
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Essential Toolkit for Educators11 June 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Educators will find this book thought-provoking and inspiring. It offers a solid, creative method to bring environment-based learning into the school and community and prepare children to face the real world with confidence and prepared to solve real community challenges. It's an easy read, filled with success stories of schools that integrate the environment as a vital part of standards-based education, students who are more engaged with learning, and teachers who are revitalized. It contains useful examples, lessons learned by schools now using environment as a context for standards-based education, and creative tips for community engagement. Every teacher and school administrator should read this.
An important source to the critical work(s).20 October 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Twelve State Boards of Education found exposure to environment stimulated cognition and creative ability in students, and overall education was improved. Wonderfully promising, a critical source, but also like any document released by very large committee.
Informative23 December 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Great read and interesting. I found this to be applicable for any school. Educational leaders should read this book and use it.
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Five Stars13 January 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
An amazing buy! Just what I wanted...part of my literature review for my PhD dissertation in Environmental Education!
Sandra Gonnerman, San Diego County/Humboldt County Schools Librarian, Retired
A User Friendly Guide For Teachers, Community Members, Parents, Administrators, and ALL Stakeholders9 June 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
This is a "teacher's book," and for that reason, it should be read by administrators, parents, AND those who care for the environment and work within or own businesses which apply to this vitally important science. Lieberman provides, not only a guide that is easy to read and interpret, but examples of successes in REAL schools with REAL businesses and entities. Here is a step-by-step plan to accomplish Environment-Based Education with research-based data and concrete resources. In Chapter 5 of Part Two, "Creating and Implementing an EBE Program," the book provides a detailed plan that can easily be followed in ANY school. I especially appreciated the addition of Appendix D, "Examples of EBE Community Partners," which not only furnishes resources but also lends important credibility to the author's models. This book should be read and implemented by Professional Learning Communities, and in ALL schools, districts, and educational leadership. As a veteran National Board Certified classroom teacher, credentialed library media teacher and former County Schools Librarian in San Diego, I highly recommend this important book.
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