Cultural Education Cultural Sustainability

Cultural Education   Cultural Sustainability

This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and ...

Author: Zvi Bekerman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135598792

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 749

This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and demands of wider globalizing, nationalizing, or other homogenizing and assimilatory forces. Particular attention is given to groups that use educational elements other than second-language teaching alone in programs to sustain their particular cultural traditions. The focus of the book on cultural sustainability changes the nature of questions posed in multicultural education from those that address the opening of boundaries to issues of preserving boundaries in an open yet sustainable way. As forced and elective immigration trends are changing the composition of societies and the educational systems within them -- bringing a rich diversity of cultural experience to the teaching/learning process -- diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups are looking more and more for ways to sustain their cultures in the context of wider socio-political influences. This volume is a first opportunity to consider critically multicultural efforts in dialogue with educational options that are culturally particularistic but at the same time tolerant. Academics will find this an excellent reference book. Practitioners will draw inspiration in learning of others’ efforts to sustain cultures, and will engage in critical reflection on their own work vis-à-vis that of others. Teachers will realize they do not stand alone in their educational efforts and will uncover new strategies and methodologies through which to approach their work.
Categories: Education

Cultural Education Cultural Sustainability

Cultural Education   Cultural Sustainability

Cultural. Education—Cultural. Sustainability . . . a fine introduction to the complexities of “Cultural Education.” Each of the culture groups presented provides extended information and under- standing of the collisions and conundrums ...

Author: Zvi Bekerman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135598808

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 321

This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and demands of wider globalizing, nationalizing, or other homogenizing and assimilatory forces. Particular attention is given to groups that use educational elements other than second-language teaching alone in programs to sustain their particular cultural traditions. The focus of the book on cultural sustainability changes the nature of questions posed in multicultural education from those that address the opening of boundaries to issues of preserving boundaries in an open yet sustainable way. As forced and elective immigration trends are changing the composition of societies and the educational systems within them -- bringing a rich diversity of cultural experience to the teaching/learning process -- diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups are looking more and more for ways to sustain their cultures in the context of wider socio-political influences. This volume is a first opportunity to consider critically multicultural efforts in dialogue with educational options that are culturally particularistic but at the same time tolerant. Academics will find this an excellent reference book. Practitioners will draw inspiration in learning of others’ efforts to sustain cultures, and will engage in critical reflection on their own work vis-à-vis that of others. Teachers will realize they do not stand alone in their educational efforts and will uncover new strategies and methodologies through which to approach their work.
Categories: Education

Identity Tolerance and Multicultural Issues in Minority Diaspora Indigenous Education

Identity  Tolerance and Multicultural Issues in Minority Diaspora Indigenous Education

This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and ...

Author: Bekerman/Koplel

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

ISBN: 0805857257

Category:

Page:

View: 349

This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and demands of wider globalizing, nationalizing, or other homogenizing and assimilatory forces. Particular attention is given to groups that use educational elements other than second-language teaching alone in programs to sustain their particular cultural traditions. The focus of the book on cultural sustainability changes the nature of questions posed in multicultural education from those that address the opening of boundaries to issues of preserving boundaries in an open yet sustainable way.
Categories:

Cultural Sustainability and the Nature Culture Interface

Cultural Sustainability and the Nature Culture Interface

This book explores the interfaces between nature and culture through the perspective of cultural sustainability.

Author: Inger Birkeland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317231561

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 448

As contemporary socio-ecological challenges such as climate change and biodiversity preservation have become more important, the three pillars concept has increasingly been used in planning and policy circles as a framework for analysis and action. However, the issue of how culture influences sustainability is still an underexplored theme. Understanding how culture can act as a resource to promote sustainability, rather than a barrier, is the key to the development of cultural sustainability. This book explores the interfaces between nature and culture through the perspective of cultural sustainability. A cultural perspective on environmental sustainability enables a renewal of sustainability discourse and practices across rural and urban landscapes, natural and cultural systems, stressing heterogeneity and complexity. The book focuses on the nature-culture interface conceptualised as a place where experiences, practices, policies, ideas and knowledge meet, are negotiated, discussed and resolved. Rather than looking for lost unities, or an imaginary view of harmonious relationships between humans and nature based in the past, it explores cases of interfaces that are context-sensitive and which consciously convey the problems of scale and time. While calling attention to a cultural or ‘culturalised’ view of the sustainability debate, this book questions the radical nature-culture dualism dominating positive modern thinking as well as its underlying view of nature as pre-given and independent from human life.
Categories: Business & Economics

Arts Sustainability and Education

Arts  Sustainability and Education

This book explores the potential of arts and cultural education to contribute to on-going efforts to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in line with UNESCOs conceptualizations of the field.

Author: Ernst Wagner

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811634529

Category:

Page:

View: 346

Categories:

Design for a Sustainable Culture

Design for a Sustainable Culture

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Series introduction -- Notes on contributors -- Foreword -- 1 Introduction -- PART I Contextual perspectives -- 2 Design research: contents, characteristics and possible contributions for a ...

Author: Astrid Skjerven

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351857970

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 178

As culture is becoming increasingly recognised as a crucial element of sustainable development, design competence has emerged as a useful tool in creating a meaningful life within a sustainable mental, cultural and physical environment. Design for a Sustainable Culture explores the relationship between sustainability, culture and the shaping of human surroundings by examining the significance and potential of design as a tool for the creation of sustainable development. Drawing on interdisciplinary case studies and investigations from Europe, North America and India, this book discusses theoretical, methodological and educational aspects of the role of design in relation to human well-being and provides a unique perspective on the interface between design, culture and sustainability. This book will appeal to researchers as well as postgraduate and undergraduate students in design and design literacy, crafts, architecture and environmental planning, but also scholars of sustainability from other disciplines who wish to understand the role and impact of design and culture in sustainable development. ?
Categories: Business & Economics

Let Them Eat Data

Let Them Eat Data

In Let Them Eat Data Bowers discusses important issues that have fallen into the gap between our perceptions and the realities of global computing, including the misuse of the theory of evolution to justify and legitimate the global spread ...

Author: C. A. Bowers

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820340739

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 659

Do computers foster cultural diversity? Ecological sustainability? In our age of high-tech euphoria we seem content to leave tough questions like these to the experts. That dangerous inclination is at the heart of this important examination of the commercial and educational trends that have left us so uncritically optimistic about global computing. Contrary to the attitudes that have been marketed and taught to us, says C. A. Bowers, the fact is that computers operate on a set of Western cultural assumptions and a market economy that drives consumption. Our indoctrination includes the view of global computing innovations as inevitable and on a par with social progress--a perspective dismayingly suggestive of the mindset that engendered the vast cultural and ecological disruptions of the industrial revolution and world colonialism. In Let Them Eat Data Bowers discusses important issues that have fallen into the gap between our perceptions and the realities of global computing, including the misuse of the theory of evolution to justify and legitimate the global spread of computers, and the ecological and cultural implications of unmooring knowledge from its local contexts as it is digitized, commodified, and packaged for global consumption. He also suggests ways that educators can help us think more critically about technology. Let Them Eat Data is essential reading if we are to begin democratizing technological decisions, conserving true cultural diversity and intergenerational forms of knowledge, and living within the limits and possibilities of the earth’s natural systems.
Categories: Education

Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability

Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability

Part 1 is concerned with cultural foundations and curriculum issues related to geographical and environmental education for sustainability.

Author: Zijian Li

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594549451

Category: Education

Page: 359

View: 757

Geography, environment, sustainability, culture and education standing alone or in any combination, provide the ingredients for a variety of stews. They are all difficult to define and they generate endless debates for theoreticians and practitioners about their meaning and significance. The editors have divided the chapters that follow into two parts in an effort to unit these diverse disciplines. Part 1 is concerned with cultural foundations and curriculum issues related to geographical and environmental education for sustainability. Part 2 comprises a series of chapters presenting education for sustainability in the contexts of national cultures.
Categories: Education

World Cultural Heritage as a Starting Point for Sustainability Education

World Cultural Heritage as a Starting Point for Sustainability Education

For a long time culture was the u201cinvisible dimensionu201c in the field of sustainability (Sorgo, 2011).

Author: Sandra Bendler

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1163841704

Category:

Page:

View: 226

For a long time culture was the u201cinvisible dimensionu201c in the field of sustainability (Sorgo, 2011). However, culture provides opportunity to debate, critically reflect and stimulate how we think, believe, and behave. Moreover, culture creates a surrounding where values and attitudes can be developed, changed, questioned or expanded, which may in turn affect our understanding of the past, the present and the future. Under these premises, culture and cultural education significantly contributes to our efforts to create a society that values sustainability and acts according to this principle.To reach this goal we have to think about how cultural information and processes can and should be taught in different educational systems. This project tries to fill this gap by investigating the interests, values and conceptions of young people concerning world cultural heritage. Based on the results of a previous, explorative and qualitative part of our project, we created a teaching unit. This unit entails material-based discussions, individual tasks and group work. The structure follows the model of value creation by Meyer (2014). It is used to design the main topics: expectations about characteristics, criteria of UNESCO, the red list and local and international consequences of destruction of heritage sites. We examined different dimensions of interest, knowledge and attitudes towards world cultural heritage at three different measurement points. These measures and the teaching unit were conducted in 8 classes ranging from 9th to 11th grade from different urban comprehensive schools.First results show that students know very little about world cultural heritage, but display a lot of interest. This project offers ways to integrate and evaluate the subject of u201ccultureu201d in the education system. The unit offers a framework for teachers and other professionals that can be flexibly used in different school subjects. Furthermore, the collected qualitative and quantitative data will provide a profound understanding of the examined knowledge and attitudes of students towards cultural heritage. References:Meyer, C. (2014): Kulturbewusstsein als Schlu00fcsselkonzept fu00fcr (geographische) Bildung. In: Meyer, C. (Hrsg.): Kulturbewusstsein als Schlu00fcsselkonzept fu00fcr Bildung und Identitu00e4t. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.Sorgo, G. (2011): Die Unsichtbare Dimension. In: Sorgo, G. (Hrsg.): Die unsichtbare Dimension. Bildung fu00fcr nachhaltige Entwicklung im kulturellen Prozess. Wien: FORUM Umweltbildung.
Categories:

Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability

Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability

Another conference that took place in December 2004, in Jerusalem, has generated a book Cultural EducationCultural Sustainability edited by Bekerman and Kopelowitz (2008) that explores ways to preserve indigenous cultures by minority ...

Author: Donia Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317158837

Category: Political Science

Page: 396

View: 740

Cultural sustainability is a very important aspect of the overall sustainability framework and is regarded as the fourth pillar alongside the other three: environmental, economic, and social sustainability. However, the concept is neither fully explored, nor widely accepted or recognized. This book elicits the interplay of nature-culture-architecture and theorizes the concept of cultural sustainability and culturally sustainable architecture. It identifies four key themes in Chinese philosophy: Harmony with Heaven, Harmony with Earth, Harmony with Humans, and Harmony with Self, along with Greek philosopher Aristotle’s physics: form, space, matter, and time, it sets them as criteria to evaluate the renewed and new courtyard housing projects constructed in China since the 1990s. Using an innovative architectural and social science approach, this book examines the political, economic, social, and spatial factors that affect cultural sustainability. Supported by a multiplicity of data including: field surveys, interviews with residents, architects, and planners, time diaries, drawings, photos, planning documents, observation notes, and real estate brochures, the book proposes new courtyard garden house design strategies that promote healthy communities and human care for one another, a concept that is universally applicable. The volume is a first opportunity to take a holistic view, to encompass eastern and western, tangible and intangible, cultures in the theorization of cultural sustainability and culturally sustainable architecture. It is a comprehensive contribution to architectural theory.
Categories: Political Science