ERIC Number: ED369675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Environment. Development. How Can Societies Develop To Meet Basic Needs and Nurture Economies without Undermining the Natural Resources and Environmental Integrity on Which They Depend? Teaching Global Issues.
Teachergram, v2 n1 Fall 1987
Designed for the senior secondary level, these activities and articles explore critical issues between the environment and development. Two causes of environmental degradation are wasteful affluence and desperate poverty. The problems with development and the environment addresses Canadian and global situations. An article presents three assumptions often made in development: (1) misleading accounting conventions; (2) biased allocation; and (3) inappropriate aid. Additional articles further discusses what can be done, what assumptions need to change, and how to change some assumptions. Two activities illustrate clearly the difference between sustainable and unsustainable development and encourage students to affect positively local government and participate in the introduction of sustainable development worldwide. A list of 60 environmental organizations, contacts, and resources provide further information on development and the environment. (CK)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Land Use, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Social Studies
Teachergram, Victoria International Development Education Association, 407-620 View Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W IJ6, Canada ($1 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Victoria International Development Education Association (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada