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December 2014

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Transforming Education – How a Grassroots Movement is Changing the World

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by Michael Carberry

Michael Carberry is the founder and director of the Whole Life Learning Center, in Austin. He is also a writer, speaker and educational consultant who is currently completing an M.A. in Holistic Education from the SelfDesign Graduate Institute. The following is an abridgment of Carberry’s October 2014 article on Alt Ed Austin, where he sums up his views on the current state of education and what truly meaningful reform looks like.

I believe in standardizing automobiles. I do not believe in standardizing human beings. Standardization is a great peril which threatens American culture. ~Albert Einstein

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Community Spotlight – Earth Native Wilderness School, Teaches Survival and Sustainability

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by Sheila Julson

Childhood exploration, either through neighborhood parks, riverbanks or wildlife areas, can instill a sense of wonder and appreciation for all things great and small. So it was for Dave Scott, founder and executive director of the Earth Native Wilderness School. His youth was spent frequenting the wooded areas around Williamson Creek, in South Austin, along with his brother, Michel. The siblings spent hours observing nature, catching turtles and enjoying the outdoors. As Scott entered adulthood, he continued to immerse himself in nature while learning valuable outdoor and wilderness survival skills which he now shares with people interested in connecting with the wilderness and learning sustainable ways.

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