ERIC Number: ED328439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Environmental Education in the Developing World.
Connor, James V.
This paper attempts to explore how developing nations can best respond to the request of the United Nations General Assembly to examine their ongoing programs and policies for environmental impact, and to report regularly to the General Assembly on the progress being made towards the objectives of "environmentally sound and sustainable development." This can be done in developing countries by considering environmental education within their own key problem areas and the four associated areas that have a tremendous impact on the environment. These associated areas are poverty, population, health, and literacy. To do this, Part I of this paper considers the problems concerning the environment and the associated areas. Parts II and III consider enviromental education through formal and non-formal education systems. Finally, part IV considers the role of the developing countries in environmental education. Topics discussed include: (1) curriculum development; (2) classroom materials development; (3) teacher training; and (4) the role of mass media. (KR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use, Material Development, Media Adaptation, Nonformal Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education
UNICEF Programs Publications, Room 12-G, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.