NEW PERSPECTIVES IN EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

TitleNEW PERSPECTIVES IN EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsFilho, WL
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume9
Issue4
Start Page262-263
Date PublishedDecember/2010
Type of ArticleEditorial
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 925825
Keywordseducation for sustainable development, practice, systematic approach
Abstract

Education for sustainable development is one of the most important tools in raising awareness about environmental issues within a sustainable development context, i.e. a context in which environmental matters are taken into consideration along with economic, social, political and ethical issues.
With the decision to run the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), the United Nations acknowledges the usefulness of and the need for identifying suitable initiatives, approaches and methods, via which knowledge on sustainable development may be fostered, bearing in mind its inherent complexity.
But even though much has been said and written about education for sustainable development, there are still many problems associated with its execution. For example, there is a need to identify and document the wide range of projects and initiatives taking place today, and which exemplify the types of works that can be done, in a concrete manner. A second problem is in relation to the fact that even though much is happening, few of the current works are properly disseminated. Moreover, even though the integration of matters related to sustainable development at university level is a highly desirable goal, there are barriers preventing this from taking place, which need due consideration.

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