ERIC Number: ED435010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Environmental Education: Awareness and Environmental Action. Adult Learning in the Context of Environment, Health and Population. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
This booklet discusses the present state of environmental adult education and its major difficulties and shortcomings and develops recommendations for further development of this field. Section 1 discusses linking environmental and social issues and locating environmental problems within the context of one's daily life and action. Section 2 focuses on strengthening collaboration between environmentalists and adult educators. Section 3 addresses environmental education as a central theme for adult education. Section 4 highlights the urgent task of environmental education to overcome misconceptions about a conflict between economic growth and sustainable development. Section 5 considers one main issue that women's projects address: the consumption of fuel for cooking and heating and the use of environmental-friendly resources for the whole community. Section 6 describes the global dimensions of current environmental problems. Section 7 emphasizes the need to promote and build on local knowledge and indigenous traditions in environmental education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Opportunities, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Literacy Education, Natural Resources, Partnerships in Education, Social Problems, Sustainable Development, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Canada; Fiji; India; Philippines; Senegal; Uganda