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ERIC Number: EJ885081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities in Mexico
Gonzalez-Gaudiano, Edgar
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v4 n3 p273-275 2005
The international implementation plan for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) identifies four elements for the achievement of sustainable development through education: (1) recognising the challenge; (2) collective responsibility and constructive society; (3) acting with determination; and (4) the indivisibility of human dignity. These four structural elements make reference to desirable principles of basic education, the realignment of current educational programmes, the raising of public awareness, understanding the meaning of sustainability, and training. The principles in turn refer to objectives that define the goals and areas of action that it is hoped will be dealt with during the Decade, including eradication of poverty; gender equality; promotion of health; environmental conservation and protection; rural transformation; human rights; sustainable production and consumption; and information and communications technologies. This article explores the implications of these objectives for the Ministry of Pubic Education in Mexico, and discusses how DESD presents challenges and opportunities in Mexico. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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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: Mexico