ERIC Number: ED393664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Environmental Learning for the 21st Century.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Raising the environmental awareness of the population is a central element for developing a sustainable environment. This report is intended to highlight how schools, teachers, and students in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries are attempting to meet the challenge of building a sustainable society through environmental education. The main pedagogical and research issues discussed in this report reflect intense work that was carried out in the participating countries at the grass-roots or school level. Chapter I addresses the challenges of international environmental education. Chapter II deals with the pedagogical, curricular, and teacher development questions that resulted from an analysis of national reports. Chapter III concentrates on action-research as it was implemented in the countries that used it as a tool in developing school initiatives. Policy issues are addressed in Chapter IV from an analysis of the outcomes of the five in-depth studies on environmental education policy that were carried out in Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, and Norway. Chapter V concludes with some basic dilemmas concerning present developments in environmental education and makes recommendations for the future. Contains 57 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Global Approach
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, Centre for Education Research and Innovation, 2, rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France ($31).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.