Earth-self interconnections: an exploration into the significance for continued global and individual growth

dc.contributor.authorPerantoni, Esther Schwartzen
dc.contributor.committeechairBoucouvalas, Marcieen
dc.contributor.committeememberChalofsky, Neal E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDepczenski, R. G.en
dc.contributor.departmentAdult and Continuing Educationen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:50:21Zen
dc.date.adate2012-11-20en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:50:21Zen
dc.date.issued1987-06-15en
dc.date.rdate2012-11-20en
dc.date.sdate2012-11-20en
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentvi, 167 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-11202012-040235en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11202012-040235/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45916en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1987.P472.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 17019685en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1987.P472en
dc.subject.lcshAdult educationen
dc.subject.lcshGlobal method of teachingen
dc.subject.lcshGrowthen
dc.subject.lcshHolismen
dc.titleEarth-self interconnections: an exploration into the significance for continued global and individual growthen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineAdult and Continuing Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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