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ERIC Number: ED452437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Pages: 5
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Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Managed Forests.
Odgaard, Gunde
In forestry, as in other fields, technological advances have resulted in significant changes in work practices and skill requirements. Vocational training and improvement of forestry workers' skills through lifelong learning can help achieve sustainability in forestry. The objectives of lifelong learning are to integrate people into working life and participate in what goes on in society at large. In the field of forestry, lifelong learning can play a role in helping workers develop the skills and knowledge that are prerequisites for sustainable managed forests. Through lifelong learning, workers can also become educated about worker's rights. In addition to new skills and knowledge, workers responsible for implementing sustainable forestry must also be acquainted with and feel ownership of the total concept of sustainable forest management. Forestry workers must actively participate in the purchase and use of new technology, care of the forest, and environmental protection. They must be able to make new judgments and new types of decisions to ensure that their work is in line with the overall policy of sustainability. Educating and training apprentices to practice sustainable forestry is easier in countries where forestry work is considered skilled labor than in those countries where it is considered unskilled labor. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Sweden