SURRY, Maine, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Published this month, The World Becomes What We Teach: Educating a Generation of Solutionaries (Lantern Books) by Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education, offers a new approach to education reform that promises a better education for children and a more sustainable path for the future. Calling for a shift in the purpose of schooling, curricula, and pedagogy, the book presents a vision and practical ideas to prepare children for their critical roles in systemic problem-solving for a more just, healthy, and humane world for all.
"If we are putting hope for the future of our planet in our young people, then they must have the tools and feel empowered to take on the world's greatest challenges. The World Becomes What We Teach offers such direction for the very educators who are working with these young people today," states Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace.
Operationalizing the ideas she presented in her acclaimed TEDx talk, "The World Becomes What You Teach," the book describes how to prepare a generation of solutionaries—young people with the knowledge, tools, and motivation to create a better future that is more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful. Focusing on the importance of critical, creative and systems thinking as well as collaboration, the book outlines specific ideas for transforming schooling so that it is real-world and solutionary-focused.
"Because the world inevitably becomes what we teach, it's up to each of us—whether we are teachers, school administrators, parents, grandparents, concerned citizens, legislators, or any number of other professionals—to commit to transforming schooling so it is truly worthy of children, and genuinely worthwhile for the world they will both inherit and shape," writes Weil.
Both digital and hard copy book versions can be purchased on Amazon.
About Zoe Weil
Zoe Weil is co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). She is the author of Nautilus Silver Medal winner, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life (2009), The Power and Promise of Humane Education (2004), and Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times (2003).
About the Institute for Humane Education (IHE)
The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) (www.humaneeducation.org) is a nonprofit educational organization that prepares people to be humane educators who provide citizens with the relevant knowledge, inspiration, and tools for examining and solving the critical and interconnected challenges affecting people, animals, and the earth.
IHE offers master's degree and certificate programs, through an affiliation with Valparaiso University, and a concentration in humane education leadership through Saybrook University's Organizational Systems Ph.D. program. IHE also offers, online courses, workshops, summer institutes, and a free award-winning online resource center.
SOURCE Institute for Humane Education