ERIC Number: EJ1072814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Education for Sustainable Development: A Framework for Nigeria
Oni, Adesoji A.; Adetoro, J. A.
African Higher Education Review, v5 p57-76 Feb 2012
This paper proposed a framework for conceptualizing, planning for and implementing an education agenda for sustainable development within the Nigerian context. The strategic questions informing this framework are: What is the context within which sustainable development is being proposed? What are the educational needs that arise within the given context? And what mechanism would best facilitate these needs by satisfying the sustainable development objectives? The central thesis of the paper is that; sustainable development ultimately depends on enhancing people's capacities as individuals and groups to improve their own lives and to take greater control over their own destinies. Thus, education is contended to be a critical tool for achieving sustainable development. The educational implications of sustainable development within the Nigerian context are therefore assessed using the National Policy on Education as the agenda for sustainable development, while the paper ultimately proposed the Learning City that operates on a tripod of participation, partnership and performance as a framework in ensuring education for sustainable development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Context Effect, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, Role of Education, Educational History, Definitions, Educational Sociology, Concept Formation, Partnerships in Education, Citizen Participation, Creative Thinking, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria