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ERIC Number: EJ885080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Sustainable Development by Instinct, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Decade
Lim, Gary; Abdullah, Khaeril Zach
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v4 n3 p269-272 2005
Asian countries are charatericised by great variations in their human and economic development indices. Malaysia is no different, and before learning takes place, one has to deal with the diversity and complexity of audience and the range of environmental issues. This article aims to highlight the response of citizens towards the United Nations Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (DESD 2005-2014). At the same time, it attempts to examine current teachers' understanding and attitudes towards the concept of ESD and how this subjective understanding eventually affects the perceptions, effectiveness, and attitude towards ESD in Malaysia. The challenges facing the future direction of ESD in Malaysia are also briefly mentioned. This article also discusses the opportunities in Malaysia to derive maximum benefit from DESD; suggests what government agencies, national associations, and civil society groups can do in response to the DESD; and discusses availability or constraints of a support system that facilitates the adoption of ESD on a daily basis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia