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Thesis Abstract – Pronto (2012)


Exploring German and American Modes of Pedagogical and Institutional Sustainability: Forging a Way into the Future

Author and college:

Lindon N. Pronto, Pitzer College


April 27, 2012


Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Analysis


Hans Rindisbacher, Pomona College


Rooted deep in Germany’s past is its modern socio-political grounding for environmental respect and sustainability. This translates into individual and collective action and extends equally to the economic and policy realm as it does to educational institutions. This thesis evaluates research conducted in Germany with a view to what best approaches are transferable to the United States liberal arts setting. Furthermore, exemplary American models of institutional sustainability and environmental education are explored and combined with those from abroad to produce a blueprint and action plan fitting for the American college and university.

Thesis availability:

Scholarship@Claremont – http://scholarship.claremont.edu/pitzer_theses/21/

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