ERIC Number: ED346609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Education for a Sustainable Society. Papers presented at the National Conference of the Australian College of Education (31st, Canberra, 1991).
Anderson, Jonathan, Ed.
The chapters in this book, developed from presentations made at the Annual Conference of the Australian College of Education in Canberra, explore the theme of a sustainable society and the role of education. In the first part, five writers explore the meaning of "sustainable society." Sir Ninian Stephen, Ian Lowe, and Janet Hunt argue that sustainable development is the most important item of the political agenda and that education's crucial task is to alert the collective national consciousness. Mandawuy Yunipingu and Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann elaborate by drawing on past lessons that offer a message of hope. In part 2, Cherry Collins and Josefa Sobski examine the role of education in shaping attitudes and modelling good environmental practice. Prominent Australian educators--Susan Ryan, Frances Christie, and Barry Dwyer--move from the present to the future in the third part. All contributors agree that education for a sustainable society is a major responsibility for schools, TAFE colleges, universities, and all educators. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Coll. of Education, Curtin.
Identifiers - Location: Australia