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THE LINK BETWEEN ECO-SCHOOLS AND ESD
This essay explores ways in which environment for sustainable development can be integrated into the Eco-schools program and the benefits it finally achieves in the search for environmental sustainability.
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ii) Whole school approaches to education for sustainable development (ESD)
iii) FIGURE 1: The Five Strands of a Whole- School Approach
iv) Eco-Schools as a whole school approach to education for sustainable development (ESD).
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Introduction The Eco-schools programme was developed by the Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) in response to some of the needs identified at the Earth Summit of 1992. It aims to enhance learner participation in decision making, planning, and activities to implement local agenda 21 in the school community. The Eco-schools programme aims at achieving sustainable environmental management at the local level through schools. Using schools as spring boards for reaching communities, the programme offers a flexible way of supporting environmental education processes at school level through integrating development experiences with classroom studies and applying certain principles and guidelines to the day to day running of schools. In this way, the Eco-School programme assists in solving real/existing environmental problems while planning in advance to prevent future advent of adverse environmental impacts. The overall programme is co-ordinate through a common framework at the international level, but member nations have flexibility to tailor the programmes to their needs. (Henderson and Tilburry, 2004:13) Underpinning the FEE international framework are the principles of Agenda 21, including the need for environmental awareness and improved students skills for active participation and decision making. The three main ...
... and community representatives in micro-project implementation; training of teachers in using the Eco-school approach in subject teaching; provision of Eco-school material; support for networking interaction between selected schools and community groups; fund raising for the Eco-school project; provision of a network structure for exchange and sharing of information between schools and communities as well as supervision of micro-projects and in-service training of teachers on Eco-school methods through national and local workshops on infusion and integration of EE into curricula; community cooperation and environmental action learning; Material development and Networking.
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