ERIC Number: ED378030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Education in the School Systems of Latin America and the Caribbean. Working Papers 4.
Arias-La Forgia, Adalgisa
This study examines the status and position of civic education and environmental education in the formal curricula of primary and secondary school systems in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. The study consists of two parts: (1) a review of the literature related to each subject and its status in the school systems and the LAC region; and (2) information gathered directly from the Ministries of Education in 15 countries of the region. The final reports from the study bring together the results of the review of literature and the questionnaire administered in each country. The reports have been prepared both in English and Spanish. Material in each report is organized in three main parts: Part I presents the analysis of the data; Part II, the individual country reports; and Part III, additional information about organizations active in these fields or other programs of interest. The study points to the need for: (1) teacher training in environmental education techniques and curriculum development that is part of the training process; (2) the development and maintenance of the political will of education authorities; and (3) collaboration in the development of environmental education programs between nongovernmental organizations and the official education sector. (LZ)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Literature Reviews, Multilingual Materials, Nongovernmental Organizations, Surveys, Teacher Education
Director, LAC Education and Human Resources Technical Services, Project Academy for Educational Development, 1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.