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A Quote by Fritjof Capra on needs and aspirations, diminishing the chances, further generations, valuable lessons from the study of ecosystems, ecologically literate, sustainable, communities, ecoliterate, ecosystems, revitalize, education, management, a

Epilogue – Ecological Literacy – excerpt from page 297

Reconnecting with the web of life means building and nurturing sustainable communities in which we can satisfy our needs and aspirations without diminishing the chances of further generations. For this task we can learn valuable lessons from the study of ecosystems, which are sustainable communities of plants, animals and microorganisms. To understand these lessons, we need to learn the basic principles of ecology. We need to become, as it were, ecologically literate. Being ecologically literate, or “ecoliterate,” means understanding the principles of organization of ecological communities (ecosystems) and using those principles creating sustainable human communities. We need to revitalize our communities – including our educational communities, business communities, and political communities – so that the principles of ecology become manifest in them as principles of education, management, and politics.

Fritjof Capra

Source: The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems, Pages: 297

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A Quote by Oprah Winfrey on education, women, books, and reading

When you educate a woman, you set her free. Had I not had books and education in Mississippi, I would have believed that's all there was.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 -)

Source: The Business of Being Oprah: http://www.mutualofamerica.com/articles/Fortune/2002_04_08/Oprah1.asp

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A Quote by Bill Gates on workforce, education, students, science, technology, career, and business

Like many others, I have deep misgivings about the state of education in the United States. Too many of our students fail to graduate from high school with the basic skills they will need to succeed in the 21st Century economy, much less prepared for the rigors of college and career. Although our top universities continue to rank among the best in the world, too few American students are pursuing degrees in science and technology. Compounding this problem is our failure to provide sufficient training for those already in the workforce.

Bill Gates

Source: Written testimony of Bill Gates before Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives: http://www.sciencedebate2008.com/www/index.php?id=27

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A Quote by Bill Gates on innovation, education, science, and technology

I believe this country stands at a crossroads. For decades, innovation has been the engine of prosperity in this country. Now, economic progress depends more than ever on innovation. And the potential for technology innovation to improve lives has never been greater.... If we make the right choices, the United States can remain the global innovation leader that it is today.

These four policy prescriptions – strengthening educational opportunities, revamping immigration rules for highly skilled workers, increasing federal funding for basic scientific research, and providing incentives for private-sector R&D – should in my view be top priorities as Congress and the Administration consider how to maintain the nation's leadership in science, technology, and innovation.

Bill Gates

Source: Written testimony of Bill Gates before Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives: http://www.sciencedebate2008.com/www/index.php?id=27

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A Quote by Steve Case on liberal arts, general perspective, and education

I think the more you have a generalist perspective, I think sometimes the more you can kind of see through the forest and the trees. And when it gets a little bit cloudy, you know, have some sense of, "Well, maybe this might happen or maybe that might happen." So I really am a big believer in liberal arts education. I think it's better -- particularly in these kind of uncertain times -- to know a little bit about a lot of things as opposed to being expert in one thing.

Steve Case

Source: Academy of Achievement: Steve Case Interview: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/cas1int-1

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A Quote by Thomas Buckley on thomas buckley, yurok, education, understanding, and discipline

To explain too much is to steal a person's opportunity to learn, and stealing is against the Law.

Thomas Buckley

Source: "Doing Your Thinking" Aspects of traditional Yurok education--Parabola; the Magazine of Myth and Tradition: Vol IV No. 4 Storytelling and Education

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A Quote by Earon on academia, university, college, education, corruption, academic life, business, religion, industry, and government

Academia was created by business, religion and government as an enclosure for intelligent, altruistic people to keep them occupied and feeling important, and distracted from exposing corruption and working for change.  Fortunately, this strategy hasn't always succeeded.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon Davis

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A Quote by Jules Henry on jules henry, education, herdmanity, culture, and society

School is indeed training for later life not because it teaches the 3 Rs (more or less), but because it instills the essential cultural nightmare of failure, envy of success, and absurdity.

Jules Henry

Source: Essay

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A Quote by R.M. Sherfield on inspiration, motivation, education, open mind, and acceptance

The greatest reward of an education is to be able to face the world with an open mind

R.M. Sherfield

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A Quote by Martha Stewart on information, ideas, learning, and education

I have a lot of energy. I have a great desire to absorb information. I'm not a sponge exactly, but I find that something I look at -- just walking around Williamsburg, for example -- is a great opportunity for ideas. I've been here before, I've seen things before, but now my eye gets keener and keener. So I can pick up little things: just the pattern of a brick walk, or the way they've attached a light to a house.

Martha Stewart

Source: Academy of Achievement: Martha Stewart Interview: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ste0int-1

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