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Black, Alan W. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Sustainability is a contested concept. Whilst the "triple bottom line" is sometimes used to describe the economic, social and ecological dimensions of sustainability, there are differing conceptions of what this notion implies. There are nevertheless some recurring themes that are outlined in this paper. There has also been some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Community Development, Systems Approach
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Kent, Jenny – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Vocational education and training (VET) is often considered the enigma of education. For those that work in or research sustainable education within the schools and higher education sections, VET appears somewhat like the mysterious second cousin: often difficult to access and difficult to understand. VET differs quite markedly from the other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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Smith, Garry; Koernicke, Ingo – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
Experience in Australia has demonstrated that problems arise when sustainability requirements appear to conflict with individual development rights or local lifestyles. Community partnering between government and the public is therefore of fundamental importance in working towards sustainable development. Unfortunately genuine partnering is only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Research, Environmental Education
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Noonan, Donna; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The greening of universities has been on the international agenda for at least a decade. While there has been considerable activity at some universities overseas, progress in Australian universities has been less easily identifiable. Also, the term "greening" has often been taken to apply to the operations of a university, whereas the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Curriculum Development, Sustainable Development
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Tilbury, Daniella – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
With the UN Decade in Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) approaching, the question is "how well positioned is Australia to respond to the challenge of educating for sustainability?". The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief summary of ESD status, needs and innovations at the national level within Australia. ESD is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Assessment
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May, Murray – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1988
Reviews and integrates several concepts and perspectives challenging society's attitudes towards the environment, for example, ecophilosophy, holism, having vs. being mode, yang vs. yin, the Gaia hypothesis, deep ecology, transformationalism, synergy, future scenarios, conservation strategies, and political literacy. Concludes that living in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education
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Di Chiro, Giovanna – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1987
Reexamines the environmental problem-solving focus of environmental education. Critiques the view of environment and the concept of environmental problems. Provides a feminist perspective on analyzing environmental issues. Argues that this approach develops a better understanding of the problems and their potential solutions. (TW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Economic Factors, Educational Philosophy, Environment
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Fensham, Peter J. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
A report on the status of environmental education (EE) in the Australian School Curriculum includes (1) a content analysis for EE in course study guides; (2) a discussion concerning environmental science and postcompulsory curriculum reform; (3) a summary of the study results; and (4) a list of challenges for future EE. (five references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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Hale, Monica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Reports on the potential for the integration of environmental education in the formal education system with the recent developments in the formulation of a national curriculum in England and Wales. Presents figures depicting the national curriculum attainment target for science and levels of attainment for each age-related stage for science. (16…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Community Programs, Curriculum, Educational Facilities
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Hart, Paul – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Presents an argument for reform in current environmental education (EE) practices within the context of the Canadian education systems. Describes Canadian contributions in the field of EE, contradictions between theory and practice that give rise to some current issues, and suggestions for future EE activities in Canada. (41 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Activism, Curriculum, Development, Environmental Education
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Sutti, Sandro – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Presents an account of Italy's environmental research project carried out by five high schools, titled the Water Analysis Project. Examines the historical and socioeconomic context in which it grew and developed; its objectives, processes, professional and pedagogical results. Discusses student and teacher benefits from the project. (MCO)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Dowling, Ross – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Describes the history of the development of environmental education curricula in New Zealand's school system and the position that environmental education takes in the new National Curriculum of New Zealand. (Contains 26 references.) (MDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Kean, Joan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Describes the Newcastle Architecture Workshop, an independent, charitable company that works with schools and the community in educating for urban environmental change. Activities in the schools include curriculum planning, collaborating with teachers, developing teaching strategies, and inservice training. Describes several workshop projects, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Change, Community Development, Community Programs
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White, Lesley – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
This paper explains the origin of the University of West Sidney's Bachelor of Applied Science in Social Ecology degree, and describes underlying philosophical framework, the major course organizing principles, and the proposed structure of the course. Highlights the problematic nature of setting up a dialectical, nondisciplinary-based program.…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Course Descriptions, Ecology, Educational Principles
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Maher, Mary – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1988
Illustrates the ways of achieving a measure of political literacy using the case of the bridge link to North Stradbroke Island. Discusses two topics wherein misconceptions occur, what environments are, and the nature of environmental conflict. Provides five figures and two references. (YP)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education
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