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ERIC Number: EJ911285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Hidden Sources: Understanding Natural Systems Is the Key to an Evolving and Aspirational ESD
Webster, Ken
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v1 n1 p37-43 Mar 2007
Education for sustainability has attempted to extend the range of concerns teachers and students are meant to address from the environmental into the social and economic. But this has brought with it aspects of an anti-industrial sentiment and an essentially defensive, issues-focused agenda aimed at the individual. It has weakened the role of understanding and applying the insights offered by natural systems which probably represents the best chance of framing an education for sustainability as comprehensible, aspirational and purposeful. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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