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Tilbury, Daniella – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
With the UN Decade in Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) approaching, the question is "how well positioned is Australia to respond to the challenge of educating for sustainability?". The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief summary of ESD status, needs and innovations at the national level within Australia. ESD is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Assessment
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May, Murray – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1988
Reviews and integrates several concepts and perspectives challenging society's attitudes towards the environment, for example, ecophilosophy, holism, having vs. being mode, yang vs. yin, the Gaia hypothesis, deep ecology, transformationalism, synergy, future scenarios, conservation strategies, and political literacy. Concludes that living in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education
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Di Chiro, Giovanna – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1987
Reexamines the environmental problem-solving focus of environmental education. Critiques the view of environment and the concept of environmental problems. Provides a feminist perspective on analyzing environmental issues. Argues that this approach develops a better understanding of the problems and their potential solutions. (TW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Economic Factors, Educational Philosophy, Environment
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Fensham, Peter J. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
A report on the status of environmental education (EE) in the Australian School Curriculum includes (1) a content analysis for EE in course study guides; (2) a discussion concerning environmental science and postcompulsory curriculum reform; (3) a summary of the study results; and (4) a list of challenges for future EE. (five references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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Hale, Monica – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Reports on the potential for the integration of environmental education in the formal education system with the recent developments in the formulation of a national curriculum in England and Wales. Presents figures depicting the national curriculum attainment target for science and levels of attainment for each age-related stage for science. (16…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Community Programs, Curriculum, Educational Facilities
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Hart, Paul – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Presents an argument for reform in current environmental education (EE) practices within the context of the Canadian education systems. Describes Canadian contributions in the field of EE, contradictions between theory and practice that give rise to some current issues, and suggestions for future EE activities in Canada. (41 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Activism, Curriculum, Development, Environmental Education
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Sutti, Sandro – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Presents an account of Italy's environmental research project carried out by five high schools, titled the Water Analysis Project. Examines the historical and socioeconomic context in which it grew and developed; its objectives, processes, professional and pedagogical results. Discusses student and teacher benefits from the project. (MCO)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Dowling, Ross – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Describes the history of the development of environmental education curricula in New Zealand's school system and the position that environmental education takes in the new National Curriculum of New Zealand. (Contains 26 references.) (MDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Kean, Joan – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Describes the Newcastle Architecture Workshop, an independent, charitable company that works with schools and the community in educating for urban environmental change. Activities in the schools include curriculum planning, collaborating with teachers, developing teaching strategies, and inservice training. Describes several workshop projects, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Change, Community Development, Community Programs
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White, Lesley – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
This paper explains the origin of the University of West Sidney's Bachelor of Applied Science in Social Ecology degree, and describes underlying philosophical framework, the major course organizing principles, and the proposed structure of the course. Highlights the problematic nature of setting up a dialectical, nondisciplinary-based program.…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Course Descriptions, Ecology, Educational Principles
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Maher, Mary – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1988
Illustrates the ways of achieving a measure of political literacy using the case of the bridge link to North Stradbroke Island. Discusses two topics wherein misconceptions occur, what environments are, and the nature of environmental conflict. Provides five figures and two references. (YP)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education
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Tooth, Ron; And Others – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1988
Presents a picture of the curriculum at the Pullenvale Field Study Centre. The curriculum is based on a drama theme called "The Settlers," and relates to Year Five Social Studies. Describes the curriculum in its current form and its development. Also considers the cyclic process, involving planning, action, observation, and reflection.…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
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Davis, Peter – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1987
Examines some of the reasons why energy education programs in Australia tend not to be tied closely with the environmental impacts of energy use. Highlights some of the difficulties facing the environmental education teacher who wishes to conduct a valid study of energy sources. (TW)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, College Science, Curriculum Development, Energy Conservation
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Roberts, B. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Identifies land degradation as Australia's most urgent environmental problem and recommends the development of a land ethic for soil conservation. Presents a 15-point conservation education plan that encourages a sustainable ecological basis for rural production and also cultivates ecologically sound habits toward nature. (ML)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Ecology, Educational Principles
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Greenall, A. – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1985
Presents an optimistic overview of the current status of environmental education in Australia. Identifies the positive influences of the National Conservation Strategy for Australia (NCSA) document, federal and state level environmental committees, and the Australian Association for Environmental Education on the growth of environmental education.…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Conservation (Environment), Educational Improvement, Educational Trends
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