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ERIC Number: EJ853851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-21
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1523-1615
Mainstreaming Sustainable Development into African School Curricula: Issues for Nigeria
Ogunyemi, Biodun
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v7 n2 p94-103 Apr 2005
This paper examines sustainable development within the context of issues arising from the UN's declaration of a Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), 2005-2014. Africa's mode of response to the ESD challenge could be gleaned from the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Nigeria already has a National Conservation Education Strategy which predated NEPAD and may serve as the launching-pad for ESD-related activities and strategies for the development of appropriate knowledge, values, skills and perspectives. This paper posits that the country will only make a success of its current efforts if there is the political will to learn from past mistakes and borrow from best practices across the globe.
Teachers College, Columbia University. International and Transcultural Studies, P.O. Box 211, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria