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Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, generally known as "drylands". It is a process by which fertile land becomes degraded, typically as a result of drought, deforestation or inappropriate agriculture. Even though desertification is one of the significant challenges of these times, many people do not…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Sustainable Development
Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory – University of Chicago Press, 2010
In the early twentieth century, a curriculum known as nature study flourished in major city school systems, streetcar suburbs, small towns, and even rural one-room schools. This object-based approach to learning about the natural world marked the first systematic attempt to introduce science into elementary education, and it came at a time when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Summer Programs, Textbooks
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Heimlich, Joe E. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Research on education for sustainable development (ESD) is not a unified body of work and, much like the literature for environmental education (EE), research is published in many arenas. The trends, however, capture some of the major foci of the research that is emerging on ESD, especially in the early years of the Decade of Education for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Trend Analysis, Educational Research
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van Dam-Mieras, M. C. E.; Rikers, J. H. A. N. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the context of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), United Nations University (UNU) initiated the creation of a network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) for Education for Sustainable Development. This paper describes the philosophy behind the activities performed by one of those RCEs, RCE Rhine-Meuse, an RCE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advisory Committees, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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Skanavis, Constantina; Sakellari, Maria – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2007
The main objective of environmental education (EE) is that citizens develop a responsible environmental behavior. Environmental awareness constitutes an important factor for the shaping of a responsible environmental behavior. The mass media can strengthen the degree of environmental awareness of the public, through the dissemination of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Intention, Mass Media Effects, Journalism
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Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2006
In 1993, the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Board started the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education to establish a framework of standards by which their field is valued. Since then, the project has produced a series of "Guidelines" to help people produce quality EE. Just as importantly, the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Guidelines, Educational Practices, National Standards
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Ballantyne, Roy; Packer, Jan – Environmental Education Research, 2005
Environmental education, both in and outside of the classroom, aims to facilitate adoption of sustainable practice by both school students and the general public. This paper explores the role of free-choice learning experiences in this regard. An overview of theoretical approaches underpinning free-choice learning research is provided, examples…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Falk, John H. – Environmental Education Research, 2005
Education is a lifelong endeavor; the public learns in many places and contexts, for a diversity of reasons, throughout their lives. During the past couple of decades, there has been a growing awareness that free-choice learning experiences--learning experiences where the learner exercises a large degree of choice and control over the what, when…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Environmental Education, Informal Education, Nonformal Education
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Perez, Jose Gutierrez; Llorente, Ma Teresa Pozo – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
The main idea this article develops is the conceptual chaos, methodological tensions and epistemological conflicts that are being experienced in the field of environmental education as a result of the uncertainty generated by some institutions and international organisms. The authors' perspective starts from the idea that too many expectations…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, International Organizations, Intervention
dos Santos, Irenilda Angela; Berlinck, Christian Niel; de Santana Araujo, Symone Christine; Steinke, Ercilia Torres; Steinke, Valdir Adilson; Pianta, Taissa Ferreira; Graebner, Ivete Teresinha; Saito, Carlos Hiroo – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This work presents questions related to the viability and the requirements for the implementation of a National Policy of Water Resources in Brazil, and identifies the means to bring about active participation by the population in the management of water resources. While social inequalities may be an impediment to the implementation of full…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Public Policy, Water, Natural Resources
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Wojcik, Anna Maria – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2004
Non-formal environmental education involves all educational processes conducted outside of school. It is directed to all age groups, especially mature people who have finished their studies. This paper presents the goals and forms of non-formal education in Poland. Studies on the effects of non-formal education are also presented: this form of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
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Grodzinska-Jurczak, Malgorzata – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2004
Environmental education in Poland has a long history, but has advanced especially in recent years. The need to implement it within systems of formal and non-formal education is noted in many government documents. The educational reform introduced in 1999 changed the goals and methods of teaching environmental education in the school system. At…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Informal Education
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Bowker, Rob – Evaluation and Research in Education, 2002
This research paper focuses on "teacher-led" primary school visits to the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. It considers the objectives of school visits and the aims of the Eden Project. The strategies used by the Eden Project to convey their messages are investigated and effective strategies for learning are evaluated, based on…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, School Visitation, Teacher Student Ratio
Vander Mey, Brenda J.; McDonald, Sian I. – 2001
This booklet provides information on implementing the Landscapes for Learning (LFL) program, which was conceived to bring children, youths, and communities together to learn about landscaping while beautifying local schools and communities. The booklet begins with a discussion of the concept of environmental stewardship. Described next are the…
Descriptors: Community Education, Conservation (Environment), Educational Practices, Educational Resources
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