Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Perantoni, Esther Schwartz URN etd-11202012-040235 Title Earth-self interconnections :an exploration into the significance for continued global and individual growth Degree Master of Science Department Adult and Continuing Education Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Boucouvalas, Marcie Committee Chair Chalofsky, Neal E. Committee Member Depczenski, R. G. Committee Member Keywords
- Adult education
Date of Defense 1987-06-15 Availability restricted Abstract
The significance of the Earth-Self interconnections for , personal and planetary growth was explored in this inquiry. Because Native Americans are a people who traditionally have been tangibly and consciously aware of Earth-Self interconnectedness, their philosophy that all life is connected was used as an example in examining the Earth-Self interrelationship. This foundation was followed by an elucidation of possible methods of integrating, through experiential and academic means, these interconnections with individual lifestyles and attitudes; and the potential results investigated.
Education is perceived as both a formal and informal process. Learning is a process of opening - to other ideas, philosophies, awarenesses - formally in the classroom and informally through multitudes of experiences. Conceptually, Native people believe opening is a process of balancing; what is reflected out, is mirrored back. A balanced individual is the reflection of a balanced earth.
It is argued that pollutions and meteorological changes are indicative of the Earth's present imbalance. We mirror that imbalance. As a challenge posed in this thesis, by opening and becoming aware of the Earth-Self interrelationship, can we not rebalance wholistically? This inquiry explores the potential of rebalancing.
Filename Size Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds)
28.8 Modem 56K Modem ISDN (64 Kb) ISDN (128 Kb) Higher-speed Access LD5655.V855_1987.P472.pdf 8.18 Mb 00:37:52 00:19:28 00:17:02 00:08:31 00:00:43next to an author's name indicates that all files or directories associated with their ETD are accessible from the Virginia Tech campus network only.
If you have questions or technical problems, please Contact DLA.