Chet Bowers born June 4, is an American educator, author, lecturer and environmental activist. He has written more than 20 books that focus on the cultural, linguistic and technological roots of the current ecological crisis as well as the educational reforms necessary to promote greater ecological awareness. Bowers' influence has been credited by several authors. Bowers has argued eloquently, language is metaphoric, conveying tacit understandings shared within a culture.
Newcomb, co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute, credits Bowers saying, "I learned of the importance of metaphors and metaphorical frameworks in the social construction of reality.
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Bowers helped me understand that metaphors are carriers of and therefore connected to complex metaphorical systems. Bowers also contends that the digital age and computer learning, while broadly accepted as progressive and positive, have acted to homogenize cultural diversity and thought. In her book, The Resurgence of the Real, Body, Nature and Place in a Hypermodern World , Charlene Spretnak describes Bowers as, "One of the most astute critics of computer mediated learning, Chet Bowers, has focused attention on the largely unexamined ways in which computer use amplifies or reduces various cultural orientations.
In her book, The Resurgence of the Real, Body, Nature and Place in a Hypermodern World , Charlene Spretnak describes Bowers as, "One of the most astute critics of computer mediated learning, Chet Bowers, has focused attention on the largely unexamined ways in which computer use amplifies or reduces various cultural orientations.
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Bowers has been focusing on the way computer usage affects the basic ecological and political values of the people who use them. Bowers makes the case that the advance of computers is contributing to a loss of ecological sensitivity and understanding Cultural historian, Thomas Berry, in his book, The Great Work: Our Way into The Future writes, "Another term coming into use is Earth Literacy , as a basic context for educational programs from the earliest years through professional levels.
Bowers , in particular, we offer the following interrelated elements to define EcoJustice The recognition and protection of diverse cultural and environmental commons--the necessary interdependent relationship of humans with the land, air, water, and other species with whom we share this planet, and the inter-generational practices and relationships among diverse groups of people that do not require the exchange of money as the primary motivation Bowers states that inter-generational knowledge and skills, which vary from culture to culture, are becoming increasingly important as population growth and changes in natural systems limit sources of food, water and other life sustaining necessities.
Reviewing Bowers' book, The Culture of Denial: Why the Environmental Movement Needs a Strategy for Reforming Universities and Public Schools , Eric Shibuya, now an Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at Marine Corps University, Quantico wrote, "Bowers argues that the educational system needs to be completely restructured to instill values and teach practices that lead to ecologically sustainable forms of living. The pressures of modern life, with the relentless ticking of the clock, the stress caused by the In the midst of the movement to save This filename was submitted by an external advertiser.
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