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ERIC Number: ED318650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-10
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
New Initiatives for the Integration of Environmental Studies in Dutch Education.
Hooghoff, Hans
In 1988, the Dutch Parliament adopted a motion that must result in an improvement of quality and in the integration of environmental studies in education for the 5 to 16 age group within the next few years. Within the scope of basic education, certain committees received a commission from the minister of education to pay explicit attention to environmental issues. The general aim is to integrate the insights and skills that are indispensable for making well-reasoned choices concerning man and the environment. For the period 1988-1992, a plan was launched that aimed to develop a core curriculum for environmental studies, the analysis of existing teaching materials, and regional refresher courses and implementation. An additional goal was to gear internal and external school activities to one another in a more effective manner. The government provided the financial means for implementing these new policies. The implementation will be the task of a national network for environmental studies where curriculum development, research, in-service training, and the development of teaching materials will take place in mutual cooperation. (JB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands