ERIC Number: ED475457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
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Learning for Sustainability: NSW Environmental Education Plan, 2002-05.
This document is the first three-year environmental education plan for New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The plan is guided by a vision to achieve effective and integrated environmental education which builds the capacity of the people of NSW to be informed and active participants in moving society towards sustainability. The plan's priority action areas include: (1) Making information and programs easily accessible through web-based links for education programs, resources, and contacts; (2) improving the delivery of environmental education in schools through the sustainable school program; (3) helping industry improve the environment through the Cleaner Production Industry Partnerships Program; (4) combating salinity through regional salinity education; (5) energizing the community to act responsibly through sustained community education campaigns; and (6) increasing understanding of conservation. The framework for the plan is drawn from seven key outcomes: (1) improved integration of environmental education with other tools and strategies used by organizations; (2) enhanced cross-sectional coordination of environmental education programs; (3) an expansion of partnership and network activities between environmental education providers; (4) improved access for all people in NSW to high quality environmental education programs; (5) enhanced training, professional development, and other support for those developing and delivering environmental education; (6) increased research and evaluation of effective environmental education; and (7) increased active and informed participation by NSW people in creating a sustainable future. This plan includes performance indicators for each strategy. Performance is tracked and reported on progress. (KHR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Sustainable Development
NSW Council on Environmental Education, 59-61 Goulburn Street, P.O. Box A290, Sydney South, Australia 1232. Tel: 02-9995-5915; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.epa.nsw.gov.au/cee.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Australia