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ERIC Number: EJ1170306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Environmental Education (EE) Policy and Content of the Contemporary (2009-2017) Mexican National Curriculum for Primary Schools
Paredes-Chi, Arely Anahy; Viga-de Alva, María Dolores
Environmental Education Research, v24 n4 p564-580 2018
In Mexico a reformed curriculum is being implemented at the national primary level focused on the competence model and incorporating EE as a key element. This article reports our analyses of what theories, policies and/or EE related-contents were included in the documents that integrated this curriculum: general study plan, study programs of Grades and official students' textbooks. Results indicate that in those official documents was incorporated a competence related to EE called "competences for the coexistence", implying harmonic relationships with others and the nature. Additionally, EE for sustainability was included as a transversal topic expecting that contributes to reach the graduate profile of basic education that indicates that students should promote and assume the care of health and the environment. Nevertheless, it is not clear how it is expected that teachers implement EE in practice, lacking clarity of the environmental theory that support this curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico
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