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Alonso-Yanez, Gabriela – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
Exploring science as a collective undertaking embedded in sociocultural contexts is a critical aspect of science education. This article concerns questions of curriculum design for science education for young learners, and it reports findings of a study on a conservation and environmental education initiative in Mexico's Sierra de Huautla…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Curriculum Design, Environmental Education
Pradhan, Mahesh; Mariam, Ayombi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
This article will focus on involvement of Higher Education Institutions in promoting Education for Sustainable Development through UNEPs flagship programme Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability. To achieve this, the activities of the network are centered on three pillars: Education, Training and Networking.
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Colleges, Environmental Education, Partnerships in Education
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Dahms, Tanya; McMartin, Dena; Petry, Roger – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
Saskatchewan, Canada, is a province with strong traditions of volunteerism and innovation. In 2001, 36 per cent of its 1 million population was rural, though this was significantly lower than in 1951 when it was 70 per cent (Statistics Canada 2005). Saskatchewan is experiencing higher population growth in urban than in rural regions. Many rural…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Urban Areas
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Tabucanon, Mario T. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
The United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) has launched an initiative to build academic alliances among leading universities in the Asia-Pacific area to promote the sustainability paradigm in postgraduate education and research. The initiative, still in its formative stages, is called ProSPER.Net, which stands for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Chikami, Satoshi; Sobue, Kirstie – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
In Japan, environmental education partnerships among citizens, businesses and local government increased since new legislation was introduced in 2003, but there was little evidence of cross-sector collaboration until recently. Nagoya Open University of the Environment is a highly innovative, multi-sectoral citizen learning system founded in 2005…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Local Government
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Ogbuigwe, Akpezi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership (MESA) is a programme which grew out of the coming together, in 2004, of a number of African universities met with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UNESCO and several African regional environment and education projects to assess the status of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Sisitka, Heila Lotz; Schudel, Ingrid – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the early 1990s, in response to the emphasis laid on environment and development issues by the new South African Constitution, Rhodes University undertook several initiatives such as establishing the first Chair of Environmental Education (EE) in Africa. Another important initiative was the introduction of an open-entry participatory course for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Educational Development