New book on “Learning for sustainability in times of accelerating change”
14 June 2012 | News story
Arjen Wals announces the publication of a book co-edited with Peter Blaze Corcoran that features 31 chapters from authors around the world.
Dear colleagues and friends,
It is with great pleasure and some pride that I announce the publication of “Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change” which I co-edited with my good friend Peter Blaze Corcoran. This timely book – which appears at the brink of Rio +20 - contains 31 chapters from authors from around the world. The book is introduced by Juliet Schor (author of True Wealth: how and why millions of Americans are creating a time-rich, ecologically-light, small-scale high-satisfaction economy) while the epilogue has been written by Stephen Sterling (Professor of Sustainability Education, Centre for Sustainable Futures, Plymouth University, United Kingdom).
- We are living in times of incertitude, complexity, and contestation, but also of connectivity, responsibility, and new opportunities. This book analyses the consequences of these times for learning in formal, non-formal, and informal education. It explores the possibilities offered by the concept of sustainability as a central category of a holistic paradigm which harmonizes human beings with Earth. To change people and to change the world are interdependent processes - this book contributes to both. -- Moacir Gadotti, Director of Paulo Freire Institute, São Paulo, Brazil.
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With kind regards,
Arjen Wals, Professor and UNESCO Chair of Social Learning and Sustainable Development, Education & Competence Studies, Wageningen University, The Netherlands