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Tilbury, Daniella; Janousek, Sonja – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
The concept of a United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) has its roots in the Asia-Pacific. Arguably, so far, more countries within the Asia-Pacific have engaged in advancing the DESD agenda than any other region in the world. This paper focuses on regional, sub-regional and national efforts to promote learning for…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Regional Planning
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Wright, Tarah – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
From 27 to 29 October 2005, 35 experts in higher education for sustainability (HES) representing 17 countries, gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This consultation represents the first gathering of HES researchers in Canada, and brought Canadian and international researchers together to further intellectual understanding of HES research and to…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Higher Education, Workshops, Foreign Countries
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Khandelwal, Rajiv; Gilbert, Elon – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the context of areas that have little prospect in the medium term of providing even minimal livelihoods locally for their overwhelming poor and increasingly migration-dependent rural populations, what does education for sustainable development (ESD) mean? Do efforts to qualitatively improve migration offer a viable strategy for reducing poverty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Migration, Economically Disadvantaged
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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
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Clugston, Richard; Calder, Wynn – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
This article argues that food issues are an appropriate, if not necessary, topic for education for sustainable development (ESD) both in terms of teaching and institutional practice. The first section summarises critical topics for a school or university course on food. The second section cites two examples of university efforts--at the University…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Food
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Paden, Mary – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
The UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Africa has spearheaded development of a draft regional strategy for the implementation of the UNDESD in sub-Saharan Africa. The strategy aims to harmonize implementation of ESD; broaden public awareness; promote an education system that enhances African culture, especially when it contributes to…
Descriptors: African Culture, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Technical Education
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
To encourage efforts for furthering the UN DESD agenda in Latin America, a meeting titled "Building Education for Sustainable Development" was held in Costa Rica from 31 October to 2 November 2006. Plenary sessions were interspersed with working groups to look at how ESD can be integrated in formal and non-formal education systems, and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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Lotz-Sisitka, Heila – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
What motivates more than 800 people from 101 countries around the world to meet at a World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC)? And how does one make the most of such an incredible gathering of people, cultures, thoughts and minds? What did people learn and was it worthwhile? These are just some of the questions that have been chasing through…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Reflection, Conferences (Gatherings)
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