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Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Educators by [David Sobel]

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David T. Sobel is the director of Teacher Certification Programs in the education department and director of the Center for Place-Based Education at Antioch University New England in New Hampshire.

Prior to 1997, he served as the chairperson of the department for a dozen years. He was one of the founders of The Harrisville Children's Center and has served on the board of public and private schools. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justiceand has served as a correspondent for Orion Magazine.

David received his bachelor's degree in English from Williams College in Williamstown, MA, and his master's degree in elementary education and child development from The Prospect School Teacher Training Program in Vermont and Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH.

His published books include Children's Special Places, Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education, Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years and Place-based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities.His articles examine the relationship between child development, school curriculum and place-based education. He was the winner of a 1991 Education Press Award.

David is currently director of Project CO-SEED (Community-based School Environmental Education). This project creates partnerships between communities, school districts and environmental organizations in an effort to collaboratively improve schools and support community development.

David's exploration and documentation of the natural interests of children are the foundation for much of his work. He says that he became a teacher because "I liked being responsible for designing adventurous encounters for others."

He has served as a consultant with school districts, foundations, environmental organizations and the National Park Service to assist educators with curriculum development, program planning and evaluation from a learner-centered perspective.

David has two children and enjoys mountain biking, adventure travel, landscape history, play area design, cold water swimming, and heating with wood.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002UUTCMK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Stenhouse Publishers; Illustrated edition (April 30 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2483 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 184 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent nature book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can I have Sobel as a teacher?!
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