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Prologue: Imagine an alternative Introduction Exploration one: Rethinking our relationship with the environment: Exploration two: Is education fit for purpose if the purpose is sustainable living? Exploration three: How can community help schools to live with uncertainty? Exploration four: Open source living: when sustainability the way of life Exploration five: Can we create schools of sustainability? Exploration six: The urban fix: sustainable cities, sustainable minds Exploration seven: Our Great Work - Education for Sustainability.
Paul Clarke is Professor of Education, St Mary's University College, London, UK; Director of Sustainable Leadership, Cambridge Education / Mott MacDonald; and a founding Director of the influential Pop-Up-Farm and Incredible Edible projects.
'The future that our children are currently being educated for is not the future that is approaching. A whole generation is being prepared for business as usual while deep down most young people, their parents and their teachers, know that the reality will be very different. Paul Clarke makes a case for a real and practical alternative and points towards ways that we can all begin to reassess the role and function of education for sustainable living.' (Rob Hopkins,aco-founder of the Transition Network) 'Our current way of living is failing us. Our education system needs a new route ... and this book offers a valuable set of tools to start that journey.' (Alys Fowler, journalist, author ofaThe Edible Garden, BBC Books) 'Paul Clarke makes Ecological Sustainability accessible for leaders and learners. He is helping to engage a generation of young people for whom the simple but life-giving skills of growing and nurturing were starting to slip away.' (Kerry White, Principal of Holy Family School, Adelaide, Australia) a