TITLE

Education for Sustainable Development: Halfway Through the Decade of ESD and a Long Way From Sustainability

AUTHOR(S)
Coffman, Jennifer E.; Hopkins, Charles; Ali, Ibrahim M.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Beliefs & Values (Springer Publishing Company, Inc.);2009, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p142
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) suggests that the world's education, public awareness, and training systems can and should significantly contribute to creating a more sustainable future. This year, 2009, marks the halfway point in the United Nations' Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), a global effort to promote ESD and to bring together practitioners, education ministers, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, and other relevant individuals and groups to assess and further the state of ESD. This article provides historical context for the emergence of the DESD and explains the occasionally tense relationship between environmental education and education for sustainable development while also discussing the recent conference on the DESD and possible next steps.
ACCESSION #
45306542

 

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