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The Power and Promise of Humane Education

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Critical world problems call for education that addresses the values and behaviors that perpetuate suffering, oppression, and destruction. Humane education does this, offering young people deeply meaningful education about the issues of our time, teaching them to be critical and creative thinkers, inspiring their reverence and respect, and empowering them to be conscientio ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by New Society Publishers
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Mar 01, 2010 rated it liked it
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3.5 stars--This is essential reading for teachers, parents, scout leaders, librarians--anyone who works with young people. Humane education is the key by with we empower the next generation to become global citizens. Weil shares many stories, and offers her time-tested classroom activities to help guide humane educators-in-training.

Humane education is not about indoctrination or telling students what to think, Weil emphasizes. Rather, it is about giving students the facts and tools they need to
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When I first saw the book and read the introduction, I said no, this book is not for me is for teachers and adults or for parents. I kept on reading just to see how teachers,principals, adults and educators think about education for teenagers. I read chapter trough chapter and I learned many situations of teenagers like me are having world problems and how teachers or educators are trying to make a difference.
Jun 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Humane education is the future, and not just for school teachers....if you are a parent, teacher, activist...member of society; you should read this book. It has lesson plans in it for actual "group" activities, but you don't need to be in a position to apply them to learn from this great book.
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Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent text outlining what humane education is, coupled with a section of classroom activities, and a helpful resource section at the end.
Feb 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Zoe Weil's book is a great introductory guide to Humane Education and how it can be implemented by teachers and educators in schools and at home. The book is clear, concise, interesting and I love that there is a whole section on Humane Education activities for students. This book is also very inspiring and invites you to be more humane in your daily life to preserve the Earth and all of its beings.
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Zoe is one of my hero's. Her books are inspiring, enlightening, and must-reads for anyone who cares about living in a more humane world. I own all her books and highly recommend them.
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Super book for educators. I am integrating many of the exercises into class. It considers environment, animals, humanity and critical thinking
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Zoe Weil is the co-founder and present of the Institute for Humane Education(IHE). In addition to creating the M.Ed. and certificate programs for IHE and leading IHE’s Sowing Seeds and MOGO (Most Good) workshops, Zoe Weil is the author of The Power and Promise of Humane Education (2004) for educators, Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times (2003) for parents, and Most Good ...more

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