This study describes effects of the Sustainable Community Development Program Butterfly Curriculum, first of its kind in the U.S., on students in the Adult Degree Program at Prescott College. The research methodology is a case study involving interviews with eleven graduates. Results are presented in rich description of graduates’ experiences of the four realms of the Butterfly Curriculum. These four focal categories include right relationship with the natural world, shrinking the human footprint, restoring social bonds, and enhancing opportunities for learning and celebration of human-to-human and human to-nature connections across the community. This study of a working program in sustainability education provides a detailed reference point and model of an integral approach to authentic sustainable community development and learning.
|Commitee:||Garvey, Dan, Kellert, Stephen R., Oelschlaeger, Max|
|Department:||Education / Sustainability Education|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 70/06, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Adult education, Social studies education, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Butterfly Curriculum, Community-based learning, Sustainability education, Sustainable Community Development Program|
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