Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Earth Education Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Michael K. Stone
      Pages 35-47
    3. Jacob Rodenburg, Nicole Bell
      Pages 61-71
    4. Luis González Reyes
      Pages 73-82
    5. Pamela Barker, Amy McConnell Franklin
      Pages 95-106
    6. David Whitebread
      Pages 107-116
    7. Marilyn Mehlmann, Esbjörn Jorsäter, Alexander Mehlmann, Olena Pometun
      Pages 117-127
    8. Dennis McGrath, Monica M. Martinez
      Pages 129-139
    9. Josh Golin, Melissa Campbell
      Pages 155-164
    10. Mona Kaidbey, Robert Engelman
      Pages 179-189
  4. Higher Education Reimagined

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Jonathan Dawson, Hugo Oliveira
      Pages 207-219
    3. Joslyn Rose Trivett, Raquel Pinderhughes, Kelli Bush, Liliana Caughman, Carri J. LeRoy
      Pages 237-247
    4. Joshua Farley
      Pages 249-258
    5. Daniel Hoornweg, Nadine Ibrahim, Chibulu Luo
      Pages 267-277
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Erik Assadourian
      Pages 303-312
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-374

About this book


Earth education is traditionally confined to specific topics: ecoliteracy, outdoor education, environmental science. But in the coming century, on track to be the warmest in human history, every aspect of human life will be affected by our changing planet. Emerging diseases, food shortages, drought, and waterlogged cities are just some of the unprecedented challenges that today’s students will face. How do we prepare 9.5 billion people for life in the Anthropocene, to thrive in this uncharted and more chaotic future?

Answers are being developed in universities, preschools, professional schools, and even prisons around the world. In the latest installment of State of the World, a diverse group of education experts share innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a new era. Topics include systems thinking for kids; the importance of play in early education; social emotional learning; comprehensive sexuality education; indigenous knowledge; sustainable business; medical training to treat the whole person; teaching law in the Anthropocene; and more.

This volume addresses schooling at all levels of development, from preschool to professional. Its lessons can inform teachers, policy makers, school administrators, community leaders, parents, and students alike. And its vision will inspire anyone who wants to prepare students not only for the storms ahead but to become the next generation of sustainability leaders.


Anthropocene ecoliteracy outdoor education environmental science sustainable business

Authors and affiliations

  • Worldwatch Institute
    • 1
  1. 1.Worldwatch InstituteWashingtonUSA

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