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ERIC Number: EJ853853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-21
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1523-1615
Education for Sustainable Development and the Question of Balance: Lessons from the Pacific
Jenkins, Kathryn A.; Jenkins, Bertram A.
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v7 n2 p114-129 Apr 2005
In this paper, we discuss the challenges for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with respect to achieving an appropriate balance between the three pillars of sustainable development--economy, society and the environment. In order to do this, we focus on specific concerns confronting a number of developing countries in the Pacific where unsustainable activities provide lessons for the implementation of ESD. ESD requires commitment from governments, commercial operators including transnational corporations, and local communities to facilitate positive changes through development of sustainable practices. In addition, we examine links between ESD and Environmental Education (EE) and advocate that they have the potential to work together to bring about the desired changes necessary to create a sustainable future.
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: New Caledonia; Papua New Guinea