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By Suzanne Rice, A. G. Rud

The lives of animals and people are deeply intertwined and at the same time influencing. lately, there was a growing to be appreciation of the way within which the interactions of human animals and non-human animals subject educationally. This ebook seeks to give a contribution to the continued dialog approximately animals and education.

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Since meaning is constructed culturally it can be constructed diff ferently. Our cultural constructions can be interrupted and shifted if we learn to think differently about our relationships to each other and to the natural world. Recognizing an anthropocentric worldview is an important entry point for rethinking human-centrism and the role of educators to further teach how to (un)learn the injustice and pervasive violence of Western industrial culture. 3 In order to introduce this work, we draw from an image that compares a human-centered worldview with an ecological worldview and has appeared on a variety of social media networks and blogs—most notably the organization Generation Alpha.

Special issue: Eco-democratic reforms in education. Educational Studies, 49(5), 381–479. , & Edmundson, J. (2005). Social foundations as pedagogies of responsibility and eco-ethical commitment. In D. W. ), Teaching social foundations of education: Contexts, theories, and issuess (pp. 71–92). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. , & Lupinacci, J. (2011). EcoJustice education: Toward diverse, democratic, and sustainable communities. New York: Routledge. , & Lupinacci, J. (2015). ).

To dehumanize is to dissociate and degrade by using animals’ lesser, objectified, repressed position to further the exploitation and oppression of humans (while maintaining the subordinate status of animals). And since there is much less objection to dominating the non-human, it is that much easier for colonizers and racists to dominate humans perceived to be not fully human. Nevertheless, to say that humans are harmed because they have been dehumanized only scratches the surface of what we need to understand.

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