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Title: Can We Transform the Spirit of Our Workers Through Holistic Education?
Contributor(s): Collister, Rupert (author)
Publication Date: 2005
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Abstract: This work is based on the notion that a paradigm needs to be created which facilitates the creation of sustainable communities; sustainable communities will in turn create a sustainable society and a sustainable world. In this work I am assuming sustainability is [an approach that] 'satisfies the needs of [a community] without diminishing the prospects for future generations' (Brown, 1981). Creating a sustainable community from fragmented, dysfunctional amalgam's we currently find requires a 'transformation of the software of our lives: our vision, our values, our principles, our habits of thought and behaviour, our human relations, and our preferred strategies for moving towards wellness and prosperity' (Bopp & Bopp, 2001, p.4). In order for this transformation to occur there needs to be a 'dissolution' and reorganisation of the constituent elements of any [dominant] system around a new organising principle, a new pattern of life' (Bopp & Bopp, 2001, p.37). This paper and the accompanying session will explore the role of education in creating sustainable communities for a sustainable future.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Source of Publication: Vocational Learning: Transitions, Interrelationships, Partnerships and Sustainable Futures. Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference on Post-Compulsory Education and Training, v.1, p. 156-162
Publisher: Australian Academic Press
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 160809 Sociology of Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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