ERIC Number: ED403158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Sustainability: An Agenda for Action.
Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.
Understanding the principles of sustainability and the interdependence of the environment, the economy, and social systems can help individuals learn to make the changes necessary to become effective stewards of natural resources and the environment. This document describes three broad policy recommendations as to how Americans can build concepts of sustainability into educational programs, and 12 strategic action plans for implementing those recommendations. The recommendations provide a framework for a flexible strategy and a toolbox of ideas which can be tailored to educational strategies reflective of individual and community needs. Chapters are as follows: (1) "A Program for Change"; (2) "Formal Education"; (3) "Nonformal Education"; (4) "Cross-Cutting Themes"; and (5)"Moving Forward." Core themes of the program include lifelong learning, interdisciplinary approaches, systems thinking, partnerships, multicultural perspectives, and empowerment. A key feature of the agenda is the Opportunities for Partnerships section at the conclusion of each chapter, which provides names, organizations, and resources to guide future steps. A sampling of programs and successful initiatives is presented to illustrate successful cooperative efforts and partnerships. (PVD)
Descriptors: Action Research, Conservation Education, Ecology, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Lifelong Learning, Natural Resources, Nonformal Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Science and Society, Science Education, Sustainable Development, Systems Approach, Values
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.