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ERIC Number: EJ885077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: A Perspective from Australia
Lang, Josephine R.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v4 n3 p251-256 2005
Amidst Australia's background of ecological devastation there is hope as people and their communities search for ways to re-think and revision their future, moving ever so slowly towards sustainability. For the author, sustainability is the intersection where humanity consciously engages with the ecological systems in ways to ensure all life is supported over time: people, plants, animals, microscopic phyla as well as life represented by genetic diversity and the complexity of ecosystem diversity. She believes that the key to achieving sustainability lies with education for sustainability where it enables humanity to respond, anticipate, create, negotiate, and participate in working and living towards sustainability. In this article, the author explores and examines the intricacies of Education for Sustainability through the help of her past roles in Environmental Education, and reflects on her country's efforts in grappling with the implications of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. (Contains 1 footnote and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia