ERIC Number: ED414171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Public Linkage, Dialogue, and Education Task Force Report.
President's Council on Sustainable Development, Washington, DC.
The President's Council on Sustainable Development, established in 1993, was charged with the following missions: (1) to make recommendations to the President to advance sustainable development, including a national sustainable development action strategy; (2) to expand public awareness of the challenges inherent in moving toward sustainability, including the need to manage the nation's natural resources more carefully; and (3) to institute a Presidential Honors Program recognizing exemplary efforts that advance sustainable development. The Public Linkage, Dialogue, and Education Task Force (PLTF) was one of eight task forces organized by the Council. The mission of the PLTF was to foster dialogue between the public and the Council, ensuring that interested stakeholders were kept informed about the Council's process and encouraging public comment on that process, and to formulate policies on how to integrate sustainable development into the nation's formal and nonformal education systems. This report summarizes the observations, findings, and recommendations made by the PLTF to the Council and the President. The first two chapters lay the groundwork for the PLTF recommendations. Chapter 1 explains the importance of dialogue and education for working towards sustainability. Chapter 2 defines education for sustainability and outlines its objectives. Chapters 3 through 5 present the PLTF policy recommendations: Policy Recommendation 1 is Formal Education Reform (Chapter 3), Policy Recommendation 2 is Nonformal Education and Outreach (Chapter 4), and Policy Recommendation 3 is Strengthened Education for Sustainability (Chapter 5). This report also provides specific examples of diverse sustainability education projects and initiatives currently underway. The appendix contains a resource guide listing those organizations and groups cited in the examples. (PVD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Action, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lifelong Learning, Nonformal Education, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Sustainable Development, Values Education
President's Council on Sustainable Development, 730 Jackson Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20503.
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Authoring Institution: President's Council on Sustainable Development, Washington, DC.