ERIC Number: ED245882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The World Conservation Strategy and Environmental Education.
Nature Conservation Education Committee, Rijswijk (Netherlands).
On March 5, 1980, the "World Conservation Strategy: Living Resource Conservation for Sustainable Development" (WCS) report was submitted to the Dutch government. The Nature Conservation Education Committee (CNBE) was then asked to prepare another report based on its initial reactions to the WCS, particularly to section 13, which deals with education. Therefore, the committee set up an ad hoc working party to consider the fundamental aspects of the relationship between environmental education (EE) in the Netherlands and global problems. These considerations are reported in this document. Areas addressed include: the CNBE and the WCS; the nature of EE education; EE as a strategic task; short term and long term approaches--action versus education; EE and global tension; lines of demarcation related to EE in the Netherlands; and target groups. Nine recommendations are also included. For example, it is recommended that environmental education include not only nature conservation in the sense of protecting wildlife but also the problems of energy and mineral resources (which are completely absent from section 13 in the WCS) and that local concrete situations (such as problems of weedkillers and pesticides) be used to illustrate global relationships and foster global awareness. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nature Conservation Education Committee, Rijswijk (Netherlands).
Identifiers: Environmental Problems; Netherlands; World Conservation Strategy