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Creating Our Common Future

Educating for Unity in Diversity

Edited by Jack Campbell
Published in Association with UNESCO

176 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-279-7 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (April 2001)

ISBN  978-1-57181-280-3 $27.95/£19.00 Pb Published (April 2001)

Hb Pb   Recommend to your Library

"... a healthy challenge to our current priorities...readable and thought-provoking."  · The Friend

Looking back at the last century with its devastating wars, genocides, environmental disasters, more often than not caused by humans, an urgent need for a paradigmatic shift in human relationships suggests itself. Other factors point in the same direction, such as movement towards globalization, reflected in greater fragmentation of society, of growing migration of persons across state boundaries, resulting in ethnic clashes of culture and competing claims over territories. This means that greater social cohesion is needed while at the same time a heightened awareness of difference and mutual respect has to be fostered.

It is widely accepted that education is a crucial agency in developing a new awareness of "the self" and "the other" - education at the formal, informal and non-formal level. The essays in this collection reflect on the possibilities of a "common future" and on educational programs and projects that are aimed at transforming the vision of a more humane world into reality.

Subject: Educational Studies General Cultural Studies

LC: LC1090 .C74 2000

BL: YC.2001.a.10473

BISAC: EDU020000 EDUCATION/Multicultural Education; SOC000000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/General

BIC: JN Education; JFC Cultural studies



J. Campbell

Chapter 1. UNESCO's Response to the Challenge of Establishing Unity in Diversity
C.N. Power

Chapter 2. A Working Consensus on a Desirable Future: An Australian Case-Study
J. Campbell, M.M. McMeniman and N. Baikaloff

Chapter 3. Nurturing the Human Spirit
W.N. Oats

Chapter 4. Educating for Moral Responsibility
B.V. Hill

Chapter 5. Educating for Unity through Diversity of Knowing: A Systemic Perspective
R.J. Bawden

Chapter 6. Educating for a Humane Society
E.M. Campbell

Chapter 7. Educating for a Sustainable Future
J. Fien

Chapter 8. A Weaving of Threads: The Warp and the Weft of the WEF Project
B. Keepes and J.M. Maling


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