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ERIC Number: EJ897684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
CREADS, a Teacher Training Course on ESD in Costa Rica
Jimenez-Elizondo, Alicia
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v4 n2 p227-234 Sep 2010
After the Costa Rican government signed a commitment to implement the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), the challenge was how to put the commitment into action. Fortunately, an opportunity presented itself with an initiative called Peace with Nature (Iniciativa Paz con la Naturaleza-IPN), under which a teacher training course called Education for Sustainable Development Regional Course (CREADS) was implemented. A "coalition" of governmental and nongovernmental organisations, coordinated by the Ministry of Education and IPN, was put in place to deliver the course and it was decided to use the Earth Charter as the course framework. This article describes the process of creating this course, its content and methodology, and analyses the course impact, lessons learned and challenges ahead. (Contains 5 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica