ERIC Number: ED241309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
UNESCO and Environmental Education. UNESCO Occasional Paper 31.
Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Ottawa, (Ontario).
This overview of the International Environmental Education Programme (IEEP) begins with an introduction which outlines IEEP objectives and goes on to provide, in section 2, a working definition of environmental education (EE). This is followed by three reports, on the Belgrade Workshop on Environmental Education, regional conferences, and the Intergovernmental Conference on Environmental Education (ICEE) respectively. The first report includes "The Belgrade Charter--A Global Framework for Environmental Education," which focuses on the environmental situation, environmental action goals, EE goals, EE objectives, and guiding principles of EE programs. It also describes workshops proceedings, and gives a list of working papers discussed at the conference. The ICEE report includes discussions of major environmental problems in contemporary society, the general conference report (addressing such issues as environmental problems and the role of education, current EE efforts, national level strategies, EE programs and curricula, instructional materials, personnel training), and the declaration adopted by conference delegates. Provided in appendices are descriptions of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Environmental Education Network, and UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme; the main working document for the ICEE; and a statement by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (presented at the ICEE conference) which focuses on its role in environmental education. (BC)
Descriptors: Conferences, Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Environmental Education, International Programs, Program Development, Teacher Education
Canadian Commission for UNESCO, 255 Albert St., P.O. Box 1047, Ottawa, Canada K1P 5V8.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Ottawa, (Ontario).
Identifiers: Environmental Education Research; International Environmental Education Programme; United Nations Environment Program