Weaving a postmodern tapestry: Ecological literacy, ecofeminism and curriculum theory

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Title:
Weaving a postmodern tapestry: Ecological literacy, ecofeminism and curriculum theory
Author:
Schwartz, Elaine Gail, 1944-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
As the 20th century comes to a close, humanity faces an unprecedented global ecological crisis. The postmodern tapestry which constitutes this dissertation is an educator's response to the crisis. My theory of Ecofeminist Literacy, a critical ecofeminist postmodern epistemology, constitutes the central design of this tapestry. The genesis of Ecofeminist Literacy represents the interweaving and synergism of diverse theoretical threads: Ecological Literacy, Ecofeminism, Critical Postmodern Hermeneutics, The Sociological Imagination, Gandhian Non-Violence, and Curriculum as a Process of Inquiry. Ecofeminist Literacy and its accompanying pedagogical theory, the Ecofeminist Inquiry Process, provide the basis for a politicized form of intentional culture change at all levels of schooling. Examples of the pedagogical implications of Ecofeminist Literacy and the Ecofeminist Inquiry Process for teacher education, professional development and education in the schools serve to further emphasize the significance of this critical ecofeminist postmodern epistemology. Ecofeminist Literacy provides a viable pathway towards a just and ecologically sustainable future for all living and non-living entities on Mother Earth.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Sociology of.; Women's Studies.; Education, Curriculum and Instruction.; Environmental Sciences.; Education, Philosophy of.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Language, Reading and Culture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Short, Kathy G.

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dc.titleWeaving a postmodern tapestry: Ecological literacy, ecofeminism and curriculum theoryen_US
dc.creatorSchwartz, Elaine Gail, 1944-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchwartz, Elaine Gail, 1944-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs the 20th century comes to a close, humanity faces an unprecedented global ecological crisis. The postmodern tapestry which constitutes this dissertation is an educator's response to the crisis. My theory of Ecofeminist Literacy, a critical ecofeminist postmodern epistemology, constitutes the central design of this tapestry. The genesis of Ecofeminist Literacy represents the interweaving and synergism of diverse theoretical threads: Ecological Literacy, Ecofeminism, Critical Postmodern Hermeneutics, The Sociological Imagination, Gandhian Non-Violence, and Curriculum as a Process of Inquiry. Ecofeminist Literacy and its accompanying pedagogical theory, the Ecofeminist Inquiry Process, provide the basis for a politicized form of intentional culture change at all levels of schooling. Examples of the pedagogical implications of Ecofeminist Literacy and the Ecofeminist Inquiry Process for teacher education, professional development and education in the schools serve to further emphasize the significance of this critical ecofeminist postmodern epistemology. Ecofeminist Literacy provides a viable pathway towards a just and ecologically sustainable future for all living and non-living entities on Mother Earth.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Sociology of.en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Curriculum and Instruction.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Philosophy of.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLanguage, Reading and Cultureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShort, Kathy G.en_US
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