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Environmental Ethics

Volume 13, Issue 2, Summer 1991

Kareen B. Sturgeon
Pages 165-173
DOI: 10.5840/enviroethics19911323

The Classroom as a Model of the World

This paper explores the relationship between science and ethics and its implications for educational refonn and environmental change. It is a personal account of my search to find a place for ethics in an environmental science dass and how, in the process, the dass itself is being transfonned. I document how I have come to believe that the dassroom is a model of the world: within my own development, the transfonnation of a course is implicated and, within the development of the course, the potential transfonnation of an educational system and the world is enfolded.